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Roland A. Chicoine

Roland A. Chicoine PhotoRoland A. Chicoine
TitleState Representative-District 16 (Retired)
ExpertiseState Legislator for 20 years and local government/agriculture
Type of OrganizationLegislative government/farming
Major ProductLegislative, law making and enforcing/agriculture, working for quality education
Area of DistributionElk Point, South Dakota
University/DegreeAttended South Dakota State University
BornDecember 10, 1922, Elk Point, South Dakota
Honors & AwardsSouth Dakota State University Family of the Year, 1989; Eminent Farmer, South Dakota State University, 1998; 4H Hall of Fame Honoree; Recipient of Simpco Award for Service to South Dakota and Siouxland; Midwest Agriculture Legislators Conference Award in appreciation of his Dedication and Service to the Farmers and Ranchers and Rural America; The Chicoine family farm honored by the Catholic Diocese of South Dakota in 1985
AffiliationsLions Club; Knights of Columbus; Leader, 4-H Club (35 years)
Hobbies & SportsGolf, family (8 children who received 7 Master's and 2 Ph.D. degrees)
Career AccomplishmentsPassed many state laws dealing with water to protecting the irrigators, also drainage laws to protect farmers rights to drain; passed a law to change the boundary between South Dakota and Nebraska
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