Wishing Frank a Very Happy Birthday!
Frank L. Farrar was born in Britton, South Dakota on April 2, 1929, to Virgil W. and Venetia T. Farrar. He is the youngest of their five children.
Frank graduated from Britton High School then went on to further his education at the University of South Dakota where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business and a LLB degree at the School of Law. While attending the University of South Dakota, he served as president of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and interfraternity council, and was the student body president as well. He was also a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.
After graduating from the University of South Dakota in 1953, Frank served two years in the Korean Conflict and was discharged as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Infantry. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve until discharged as a Captain. He then performed as an Internal Revenue Agent, a judge, States Attorney for Marshall County, Attorney General for three terms, and served one term as Governor for the State of South Dakota.
After his public career, Frank entered into various business opportunities to include real estate, insurance, farming, banking, and investments. To assist in bettering the lives of others, he supports charitable programs that emphasize poverty, poor health, and job opportunities.
Driven by a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Frank participated in the Senior Olympics as well as the Ironman competition throughout the United States and the World. He has completed 24 Ironman competitions since turning 65 years of age. Through exercise, good nutrition, help from above, and the love and care from his wonderful wife, Frank’s cancer has gone into remission.
Everything Frank Farrar has done, large or small, was accomplished through hard work and determination. He gives credit for the successes in his life to the support, encouragement and sacrifice of his wife, Patricia, who has done so much for the family. Frank and Patricia Farrar celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in 2006.