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Mickelson, George S. (George Speaker), 1941-1993



  • Existence: 1941 - 1993


George Speaker Mickelson was born January 31, 1941 in Mobridge, South Dakota. He was the 28th Governor of South Dakota, and served from 1987-1993, when he died in a plane crash. His Lieutenant Governor, Walter D. Miller, assumed the office upon Mickelson's death.

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Awards and Miscellaneous, 1987 - 1993

 Series — Box 04581
Identifier: ACC 96-089:
Scope and Contents This series contains awards, invitations, and service certificates presented to George S. Mickelson (or his wife Linda) between 1987 and 1993. Department of the Army Commendation Medal American Bar Association Ducks Unlimited Distinguished Service Award United States Tax Court Army Commendation Medal Honorary Parole...
Dates: 1987 - 1993

Briefing Books, Studies, and Reports, 1987 - 2010

Identifier: ACC 2019-050
Scope and Contents

This series contains briefing books prepared by Governor’s Office staff for the newly elected governors in 1994 and 2010; transcripts of proceedings of gaming compact discussions between the state of South Dakota and tribal representatives in 2005; records of the Wage Study Task Force and the Health Care Cost Workgroup from 1999; and Governor’s Office staff position descriptions from 1987-2002.

Dates: 1987 - 2010

Cabinet Retreats, 1988 - 1993

 Series — Box 07405
Identifier: ACC 2018-035
Scope and Contents

This series contains information related to the Governor’s cabinet retreats held from 1988 through 1993. These strategic planning retreats were used to develop policies, procedures, and priorities for the administration. Records include schedules and agendas, memoranda, correspondence, lists of attendees, presentations, and evaluation summaries.

Dates: 1988 - 1993

Correspondence Files, 1981 - 1987

Identifier: ACC 91-019:
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence and related files created for and collected by the Office of the Secretary in the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs from 1981 to 1987. The correspondence includes inter-departmental memorandum and letters, out-of-state correspondence, Department of Education and Cultural Affairs drafts of Governor Mickelson’s and Governor Janklow’s letters to constituents regarding educational and cultural affairs matters and correspondence related to the Sunset...
Dates: 1981 - 1987

Director Files, 1986 - 1994

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC 2011-019:
Scope and Contents This series contains files created by Kenneth Schaack during his time as Director of the Division of Enterprise Initiation. The files include information about the following subjects: the Roland Dolly Scholarship program, the Future Fund, marketing South Dakota to businesses, Governor Mickelson’s trip to New York City to promote South Dakota, Mickelson’s speeches related to economic development, “Centennial Minute” commercial transcripts, technical education programs and proposals, and...
Dates: 1986 - 1994

Director Files, 1934 - 2000, bulk: 1985 - 2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC 2012-014:
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs, posters, brochures, correspondence, press releases, invitations and programs collected by Kenneth Schaack during his time as Director of the Division of Enterprise Initiation. It is an accretion to materials previously accessioned (2011-019 and 2011-020). Subjects include Governor Mickelson (campaigns and memorial services), the Fighting Stallions Memorial dedication, the Governor’s Invitational Pheasant Hunts, and inaugural events. Also included are 40...
Dates: 1934 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1985 - 2000

Dr. Srinivasa Iyer and Governor George S. Mickelson

 Unprocessed Material — Box 03719 B
Identifier: H2008-096
Dates: ca. 1990s

Event Planning Records, 1981 - 2002

Identifier: ACC 2016-167
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs, correspondence, and ephemera collected by Jim Larson while he was working for the Governor’s Office. He was the executive director of the Centennial Office in 1989 and was heavily involved with the Memorial Committee from 1993-1994. The Memorial Committee formed to coordinate memorial activities for the victims of the plane crash on April 19, 1993 that killed Governor Mickelson and seven others. Larson was also a regular attendee of the Governor’s...
Dates: 1981 - 2002

Executive Commutation of Sentence, 1992 - 1993

 Series — Box 00476 B
Identifier: ACC 96-075:
Scope and Contents

This series is a record of inmates whose sentence has been commuted. Information may include but is not limited to: name, date, previous sentence, modified sentence, and signature of the Governor and Secretary of State. This information is submitted by the Governor pursuant to SDCL 24-14 and is maintained for documentation purposes.

Dates: 1992 - 1993

Executive Orders, 1986 - 1989

 Series — Box 02354
Identifier: ACC 94-010:
Scope and Contents

This series contains the original executive orders filed with the Secretary of State from 1986 to 1989.

Dates: 1986 - 1989

Executive Orders, 1990 - 1994

 Series — Box 06145
Identifier: ACC 96-072:
Scope and Contents

This series contains copies of executive orders, which may include reorganization orders, filed with and signed by the Secretary of State. Information may include, but is not limited to: order number, title, nature of order, and signatures of the Governor and the Secretary of State. The information is maintained pursuant to SDCL 1-8-1(1).

Dates: 1990 - 1994

Executive Pardons, 1992 - 1994

 Series — Box 00476 B
Identifier: ACC 96-073:
Scope and Contents

This series contains the official copies of pardons handed down by the Governor. Information may include: name of person, name of person granted pardon, nature of pardon, and date filed. This record series is maintained pursuant to SDCL 24-14-11 to register pardons issued.

Dates: 1992 - 1994

Executive Proclamations/Declarations, 1991 - 1994

 Series — Box 00476 B
Identifier: ACC 96-074:
Scope and Contents

This series contains copies of executive proclamations and declarations signed by the Governor. Information may include but is not limited to: title, nature of the proclamation/declaration, and Governor's signature. Selected information honoring individuals or causes are maintained for courtesy and informational purposes. Proclamations or declarations declaring emergencies to exist or convening special session of the Legislature are maintained pursuant to SDCL 1-8-1(1).

Dates: 1991 - 1994

First Annual Native Americans Day Program, 1990 - 1990

 Series — Box 09148 B
Identifier: ACC 2003-019:
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 2 VHS tapes containing recorded material from the First Annual Native Americans Day Program. This program, filmed at Crazy Horse Mountain in October 1990, has been edited to include speeches by and interviews with George S. Mickelson and other prominent South Dakotans. Musical performances by artists such as Kevin Locke, artwork by area talents, and oral history presentations are featured. The program is hosted by Gary Garrison, Todd Epp of South Dakota Public...
Dates: 1990 - 1990

Governor George S. Mickelson Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box 03647 C
Identifier: H2008-070
Dates: ca. 1990s

Governor George S. Mickelson Memorial Service (Pierre, S.D.)

 Unprocessed Material — Box 09151 C
Identifier: H2013-005
Dates: 1993

Governor's Hunt Roster, 1984-2002

 Unprocessed Material — Box 08584
Identifier: H2007-068
Dates: 1984-2002

Health Care Reform Files, 1988 - 1994

 Series — Reel Vault (Original Microfilm)
Identifier: ACC 2004-023
Scope and Contents This accession consists of three 16mm microfilm reels containing program files from the Department of Health. Most of the files are related to President Clinton’s push for health care reform from 1990-1994, and particularly the involvement of Governor Mickelson and the National Governors’ Association in the campaign.This accession consists of three 16mm microfilm reels containing program files from the Department of Health. Most of the files are related to President Clinton’s...
Dates: 1988 - 1994

House Roll 1941 - Naming of George Speaker Mickelson, 1941-01-31

 Series — Box 03997 A
Identifier: ACC 91-044
Scope and Contents

George T. Mickelson, Speaker of the House of Representatives, introduced this resolution upon the birth of his son on January 31, 1941. The resolution officially named the boy "George Speaker Mickelson, Jr." and passed without a single dissenting vote. Both George T. and George S. would eventually serve as governors of South Dakota.

Dates: 1941-01-31

Irene Cordts Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2008-046
Dates: 1980s

Legislators' Correspondence, 1963 - 1980

 Series — Box 00400
Identifier: ACC 82-051:
Scope and Contents This series contains the correspondence of state legislators, and South Dakota legislators in the U.S. Congress. Includes correspondence for the following individuals: James Abdnor (as U.S. Representative); Arnold E. Amundson; Dale V. Andersen; C. L. Anderson; Harold Anderson; O. L. Larry Anderson; Jacob H. Carlson; Neil Clarke; William Decker; Mary B. Edelen; Bertrum E. Ellingson; James Endres; Richard D. Flynn; William Grams; Lowell C. Hansen, II; Wayne A. Hauschild; Eldon S. Jensen;...
Dates: 1963 - 1980

Mickelson Plane Crash Litigation, 1992 - 1999

Identifier: ACC 2016-173
Scope and Contents

This series contains documents and materials filed as part of the state and federal litigation surrounding the plane crash that killed Governor George S. Mickelson and seven others on April 19, 1993. Includes pleadings, depositions, exhibits, photos, audio and video recordings, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports, and aircraft maintenance records.

Dates: 1992 - 1999

Moody County Historical Society Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2006-009
Dates: 1917, 1940s 1990s, 2000s

Nominating Petitions, 1986

 Series — Box 00476 B
Identifier: ACC 96-079:
Scope and Contents

This series contains the petitions nominating George S. Mickelson as a candidate for Governor. Petitions list the voter's name, address, and date signed.

Dates: 1986

Oaths of Office, 1991 - 1993

 Series — Box 06132
Identifier: ACC 96-063:
Scope and Contents

This series consists of the oaths of office filed with the Secretary of State's office for George S. Mickelson, Walter D. Miller, and Steve Kirby.

Dates: 1991 - 1993

Organizational Charts and Budget Information, 1983 - 2003

 Series — Box 07405
Identifier: ACC 2018-037
Scope and Contents

Contains organizational charts for the Governor’s Office, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Office of Tourism from 1983 to 2003. Charts usually list the names and titles of staff members in the office hierarchy, although some only list the position title.

Also included is a Governor’s Office FTE report for FY 1991 and FY 1992, a list of Governor’s Office employees from 1995 to circa 2002, and the FY 2005 Budget Briefing for the Governor’s Office.

Dates: 1983 - 2003

Photograph of Elected Officials, 1991 - 1993

 Series — Drawer MD 243, Folder 5: Series ACC 2016-164
Identifier: ACC 2016-164
Scope and Contents

This series consists of a large color photograph of South Dakota's elected officials from 1991 to 1993. The photograph belonged to G. Homer Harding, former State Treasurer. Individuals pictured are (from left to right): Laska Schoenfelder, Public Utilities Commissioner; Walter D. Miller, Lieutenant Governor; George S. Mickelson, Governor; G. Homer Harding, State Treasurer; Vern Larson, State Auditor; Joyce Hazeltine, Secretary of State; and Mark Barnett, Attorney General.

Dates: 1991 - 1993

Photographs, 1987 - 1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC 96-088:
Scope and Contents

This series consists of about 950 color photographs (various sizes, 3 1/5” x 5” to 20” x 24”) concerning the Capitol for a Day activities in Belle Fourche and Redfield, Governor George S. Mickelson's visit to Sanborn County, and the Western Governors Association. The series also includes an oversize color photograph of the 1991 State Constitutional Officers, which is stored separately in MD 20.

Dates: 1987 - 1993

Photographs, 1992 - 1995

 Series — Box 07405
Identifier: ACC 2018-029
Scope and Contents

This series contains copies of photographs used in the South Dakota Heritage Fund’s Campaign Bulletin newsletters to promote the Oyate Wicokan exhibit, photos of Gov. George S. Mickelson gathered for the Mickelson Memorial in April 1994, and images of Sioux Falls representatives receiving an award on Philanthropy Day in Nov. 1993.

Dates: 1992 - 1995

Additional filters:

Archival Object 31
Unprocessed Material 7
Digital Record 1
Photograph Collection -- Government 9
Pheasant Hunting -- South Dakota -- Governor's Hunt 5
South Dakota -- Centennial Celebrations, etc. 5
VHS Tapes 5
Badlands National Park (S.D.) 4