Larry Pressler

U.S. politician

Larry Lee Pressler (born March 29, 1942) is an American politician. He was born in Humboldt, South Dakota and was the United States senator of South Dakota. He served as senator from 1979 to 1997. He was a member of the Republican Party.

Pressler in 1980

Pressler ran for President of the United States in 1980, but lost to Ronald Reagan during the primary. Pressler announced in 2013, that he would run for the senate seat as an Independent. He soon lost the election to Republican Governor Mike Rounds.[1]


  1. "2014 Statewide Election Results". South Dakota Secretary of State. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019.