1923 - Born on the 13th of February in Kennebec, South Dakota.
1945 - He graduated in the University of Nebraska.
1957 - He served in the United States Army during World War II.
1969 - He was a member of the South Dakota Senate.
- He was the Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota.
1970 - He unsuccessfully sought the nomination for House of Representatives.
1972 - He was elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican.
1980 - He ran against George McGovern for the United States Senate.
1986 - He lost his Senate seat to Tom Daschle.
1987 - He was the administrator of the Small Business Administration.
2004 - He served in an advisory capacity for John Thune's successful unseating of Daschle.
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