Governor # 6: Coe I. Crawford.

Governor # 6: Coe I. Crawford

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Pierre, South Dakota

In office 1907-1909

Governor # 6: Coe I. Crawford.

Coe Crawford was elected to one term as South Dakota governor in 1907. He was a social conservative and a prosecuting attorney, in a time when you apparently had to defend those positions with your knuckles. His statue, by sculptors Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby, shows him with his shirt sleeves rolled up and his fists clenched, ready to punch out his opponents.

Crawford's accomplishments as governor included the prohibition of baseball games and theater performances on Sundays, the banning of cigarette sales to minors, and the passage of a law prohibiting divorce to anyone in South Dakota who hadn't lived in the state for a year. No wonder some people wanted to hit him.

Also see: Trail of Governors

Governor # 6: Coe I. Crawford

Address:
101 S. Pierre St., Pierre, SD
Directions:
On the southwest corner of S. Pierre St. and W. Capitol Ave., near the headquarters of the South Dakota State Bar Association.
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