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Two portraits of the late Gov. Bill Janklow represent both times he held office, serving two four-year terms each time for a total of 16 years. (Courtesy of Patrick Callahan of Oahe TV)

Two Janklow portraits added to Capitol governor collection

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By Bob Mercer

Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE – Bill Janklow was the only governor in the history of South Dakota to serve more than two terms – 16 years in fact -- over two eras. He also was the only one known to have refused to have his likeness in the state Capitol’s display of portraits of former governors.


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