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William H. Pringle Collection—Political Campaign Materials

 Unprocessed — Box: 09035 C
Identifier: H2019-013

Content Description

The collection consists of various pieces of political campaign materials for William Hunt “Bill” Pringle who ran in the primary election for the First Congressional District of South Dakota seat held on June 1, 1948. Pringle finished second in Republican voting to Harold Lovre who eventually won the First District Congressional seat for South Dakota. The collection includes a political campaign card, a brochure on Pringle’s life and political thoughts, as well as a letter and envelope from his campaign. William Hunt Pringle was born on October 27, 1890 to David and Cynthia Pringle. In 1879, the Pringle family homestead on a claim near Bridgewater (S.D.). In college, he majored in business administration and construction engineering, then engaged in farming and the mercantile business in Marshall County. He enlisted in the United States Army during World War I and married his wife Agnes Ruane on June 22, 1918. After the war he made his way to Pierre and engaged in the construction business working on various residential and commercial buildings in the Pierre area. In 1932, Pringle was a delegate to the national Republican convention. He was a member of the American Legion post in Pierre and founder of the local Isaak Walton League and served as president of the national board. He died in Pierre on November 17, 1967 in Pierre and is buried at the Bridgewater Cemetery (Bridgewater, S.D.).

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1948


0.1 Cubic Feet