To the Editor:
The mission of the South Dakota Hall of Fame is to champion a culture of excellence in South Dakota.
I believe that former Senator Larry Pressler should be recognized by the S.D. Hall of Fame for a number of reasons,
Senator Pressler had the honor of attending St. Edward Hall at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, as well as attending Harvard’s Law School. His culture of excellence shone when he served in the Army during the Vietnam War, from 1966-’68.
He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975-’79, the moved to the Senate from 1979-’97.
I believe Senator Pressler’s efforts in South Dakota prevailed when he authored and won Congressional and Presidential approval of a reform for telecommunications legislation through the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
It is time to recognize the service Senator Pressler has given to South Dakota. The S.D. Hall of Fame made a grievous mistake when they failed to induct Senator Larry Pressler.