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  Abbott, Jim
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NameJim Abbott
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Yankton, South Dakota , United States
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Born June 12, 1948 (71 years)
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InfoABBOTT, James W. "Jim" - the President of the University of South Dakota and Democratic politician.

Born 6/12/1948 in Sioux City IA.

Graduate of the Univ. of South Dakota: B.A., 1970 and J.D., 1974

High school social studies teacher and political science professor

President, Zylstra Communications Corp., a cable television company in Yankton SD.

City Commissioner of Zylstra 1985-90

SD State House (D) 1991-92

Candidate for Lt. Governor (D-SD) 1994

Candidate for U.S. House (D-SD) 1996

President of the University of South Dakota, 1997-Present. Abbott was the 17th person to hold the post.

Candidate for Governor (D-SD) 2002. Abbott took a leave of absence from the University for his campaign. Photo to right shows his victory speech on primary night.

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  11/05/2002 SD Governor Lost 41.92% (-14.84%)
  06/04/2002 SD Governor - D Primary Won 68.78% (+51.90%)
  06/04/1996 SD At-Large - D Primary Lost 27.88% (-14.15%)
  11/08/1994 SD Lt. Governor Lost 40.52% (-14.84%)
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