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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Interim Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department of Health

125 Years of Health in South Dakota - Health Pioneers

Fellow South Dakotans,

     As we celebrate the 125th year of statehood for South Dakota, it is important to reflect on those individuals who, through the decades, have helped make this a great state. At the Department of Health we are particularly interested in noting those who have played key roles in advancing the health of the citizens of our state. In the coming weeks we will be featuring some of those individuals and health milestones on this site. Any such listing will inevitably be incomplete but it is our hope that these brief snapshots will introduce South Dakotans to some of the health pioneers whose efforts have helped create the quality of life we enjoy today.

     The department wishes to thank the South Dakota State Historical Society, the South Dakota Hall of Fame and the University of South Dakota Library Archives for generously sharing their historical resources. Thank you also to Linda Sandness for her efforts in researching and compiling this information.

Doneen Hollingsworth

Secretary of Health

 

Dr. Abbie Jarvis, 1854 - 1931

Dr. Fredrick Spafford, 1855 - 1922

Jonah (Doane) Robinson, 1856 - 1946

Dr. Charles Eastman, 1858 - 1939

Elizabeth Dryborough, 1864 - 1948

Theresa McKinstry, 1864 - 1931

Dr. Hampton Kenaston, 1870 - 1937

Jean May Kenaston, 1870 - 1958

Dr. Silas Hohf, 1872 - 1953

Sr. Juliana Graf, 1873 - 1959

Dr. Theodore Riggs, 1874 - 1962

Dr. George Frazier, 1876 - 1964

Ida Mallet, 1879 - 1962

Presentation Sisters,1880

Dr. Frank Creamer, 1885 - 1954

August Hoeger, 1885 - 1970

Dr. William Donahoe, 1886 - 1975

Dr. Clarence Vivian “Doc” Auld, 1886 - 1968

Dr. Roscoe Dean, 1891 - 1973

Marion Bruce, 1899 - 1975

Mother Jerome Schmitt, OSB, 1899 - 1983

Dr. Alonzo Peeke, 1901 - 1992

Theodore Hustead, 1902 - 1999

Dr. Arthur Spiry, 1905 - 1987

George Mortimer, 1909 - 1999

Harriet Montgomery, 1910 - 2001

Dr. Chester McVay, 1911 - 1987

Florence Atkinson, 1913 - 2001

Dr. Robert Van Demark, Sr., 1913 - 1995

Dr. Paul Hohm, 1914 - 2006

Dr. Brooks Ranney, 1915 -

Dr. Herbert Ortman, 1916 - 2013

Dr. David Dahlin, 1917 - 2003

Dr. Harold Schuknecht, 1917 - 1996

Marcella LeBeau, 1919 -

Dr. Ernest (E.B.) Morrison, 1919 -

Robert Quinn, 1919 - 2001

Hildreth Twostars Venegas, 1919 -

Dr. G. Robert Bartron, 1920 - 2003

Sr. Blanche Kribell, 1920 - 2004

Dr. Robert Hayes, 1921 - 1991

Dr. Warren Jones, 1921 - 2004

Dr. Vernon Ronald Nelson, 1921 - 2012

Robert Karolevitz, 1922 -

Dr. George Mangulis, 1922 -

Dr. George Rinker, 1922 -

Dr. Gerald Tracy, 1925 - 2008

Dr. F. Wayne Unzicker, 1926 - 1998

Sr. Colman Coakley, 1927 -

Dwight “Bill” Hustead, 1927 - 1999

Dr. Milton Mutch, 1927 -

Dr. Phil Gross, 1930 -

Dr. Karl Wegner, 1930 - 2014

Dr. Loren Amundson, 1931 -

Herbert Cleveland, 1931 -

Carveth Thompson, 1932 -

Donald Brekke, 1933 - 2011

Lyle E. Schroeder, 1934 -

Dr. Richard Gowen, 1935 -

T. Denny Sanford, 1935 -

Dr. Frank Alvine, 1938 -

Billy Mills, 1938 -

Dr. James Booher

Dr. Dennis Knutson, 1940 -

Dr. J. Michael McMillin, 1940 -

Dr. Donald Messer, 1941 -

Jon C. Soderholm, 1941 -

Amiel Narcell “Doc” Redfish, 1942 -

Dr. James Reynolds, 1943 -

Dr. Paul Wright, 1946 -

Dr. Julie Gerberding, 1955 -

Dr. Vance Thompson, 1963 -

Dr.Yvette Roubideaux, 1963 -

 

 

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