James Abdnor

James Abdnor
United States Senator
from South Dakota
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byGeorge McGovern
Succeeded byTom Daschle
15th Administrator of the Small Business Administration
In office
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byJames C. Sanders
Succeeded bySusan Engeleiter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byJames Abourezk
Succeeded byClint Roberts
30th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
In office
GovernorFrank Farrar
Preceded byLem Overpeck
Succeeded byWilliam Dougherty
Member of the South Dakota Senate
In office
Personal details
BornJuly 5, 1923
Albuquerque, New Mexico
DiedMay 16, 2012 (aged 89)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Political partyRepublican
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Battles/warsWorld War II

James Abdnor (February 13, 1923 – May 16, 2012)[1] was a Republican U.S. Senator from South Dakota. He served in the United States Senate from 1981 to 1987. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1981.[1]

Abdnor was born on February 13, 1923 in Kennebec, South Dakota. He graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1945. Abdnor died on May 16, 2012, at the age of 89.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Abdnor, James" . Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 21, 2015.

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