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Harvey L. Wollman

Harvey Wollman
26th Governor of South Dakota
In office
July 24, 1978 – January 1, 1979
Preceded byRichard F. Kneip
Succeeded byBill Janklow
32nd Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
In office
1975 – July 23, 1978
GovernorRichard F. Kneip
Preceded byWilliam Dougherty
Succeeded byLowell C. Hansen II
Member of the South Dakota Senate
In office
Personal details
Harvey Lowell Wollman

May 14, 1935 (age 85)
Frankfort, South Dakota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
RelationsRoger Leland Wollman (brother)
ResidenceFrankfort, South Dakota
Alma materHuron College
  • farmer
  • teacher

Harvey Lowell Wollman (born May 14, 1935) was the 26th Governor of South Dakota. He was the first Lieutenant Governor in the history of South Dakota to succeed to the governorship. He is also the most recent Democrat to serve as South Dakota governor.



Wollman was born on May 14, 1935 in Frankfort, South Dakota. His parents were Edwin J. Wollman (1907-1981) and Katherine (Kleinsasser) Wollman (1905-2002). He graduated from Doland High School[1] in 1953. From 1954 to 1955, he attended Bethel College at St. Paul, Minnesota. From 1956 to 1957, he attended Huron College before serving in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. In 1961, he obtained a B. A. degree from Huron College. From 1961 to 1965, he served as a teacher at Doland High School. In 1965, he completed a graduate work at the University of South Dakota[2] before becoming a farmer.


Wollman, a Democrat from Hitchcock, South Dakota, was elected to represent Spink, Hand and Hyde counties in the South Dakota State Senate in 1968 and re-elected in 1970. He was first elected Lt. Governor in 1974, on a ticket with Governor Richard F. Kneip.

On June 6, 1978, Wollman was narrowly defeated by State Senator Roger D. McKellips in a bid for the Democratic nomination for Governor. However, Wollman was already scheduled to succeed to the governorship on July 24, 1978, when Governor Kneip resigned to accept an appointment as United States Ambassador to Singapore.

Wollman was sworn in as governor by his brother, Roger Leland Wollman, who was serving at the time as Chief Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court. The new governor's term lasted a little more than five months, ending on January 1, 1979 when he was succeeded by Republican Bill Janklow (who defeated McKellips in the general election). While he was in office, he worked to speed the repeal of the property tax and increase the budget for higher education.

Family life

Wollman married Ann Geigel and they had two sons, Michael and Daniel, and one daughter, Kristine.[3]


Wollman's family originated from Russia and is of German descent.[4] He is a member of the Ebenezer Mennonite Brethren Church (which closed its doors in the mid-1990s).[5]


  1. ^ "Doland Public School Quick Facts" . Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Harvey L. Wollman" . National Governors Association. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Harvey L. Wollman" . Soylent Communications. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "Famous Germans from Russia" . Archived from the original on March 5, 2008. Retrieved March 27, 2008.
  5. ^ South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1975

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Dougherty
Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
Succeeded by
Lowell C. Hansen II
Preceded by
Richard F. Kneip
Governor of South Dakota
Succeeded by
Bill Janklow

Categories: 1935 births | Living people | Democratic Party state governors of the United States | Governors of South Dakota | Lieutenant Governors of South Dakota | South Dakota Democrats | South Dakota state senators | Huron University alumni | University of South Dakota alumni | American people of German-Russian descent | People from Spink County, South Dakota

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