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Gov. Daugaard Orders Capitol Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Former State Legislator Michael J. O’Connor





Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, October 26, 2018

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Bailey Carlsen at 605-773-3212

 

 

 

Gov. Daugaard Orders Capitol Flags At Half-Staff

To Honor Former State Legislator Michael J. O’Connor

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard ordered flags at the South Dakota State Capitol to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to honor the life of former state legislator Michael J. O’Connor, of Brandon, on the day of his funeral.

 

O’Connor served in the State House of Representatives from 1971 to 1972 and the State Senate from 1973 to 1977 and 1981 to 1982.  He was the State Senate’s President Pro Tempore in 1975-76 and the chamber’s assistant minority leader in 1977.

 

In 1982, O’Connor was the Democratic nominee for Governor of South Dakota.  He also served on the Minnehaha County Commission.

 

A memorial service for O’Connor will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. CST at Miller Southside Chapel, located at 7400 S. Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls.

 

The O’Connor family has asked that memorials be directed to Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

 

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