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Vernon L. Larson
Commissioner of School and Public Lands

Address: State Capitol, Suite 212, 500 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
Phone:(605) 773-3303
Fax:(605) 773-5520
E–mail: Vern.Larson@state.sd.us
Date of Birth: October 25, 1948, Vivian, South Dakota
Children: Kyla Leigh and Garrett James

Vern was appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard to serve as the Commissioner of School and Public Lands upon the resignation of Jarrod Johnson on August 15, 2013. He will be the first person ever to serve as three different South Dakota constitutional officers in his lifetime. State Auditor, 1979 – 2003. Longest serving Constitutional Officer in the history of South Dakota. In 1998 received one hundred percent of the popular vote and the first time in South Dakota’s history a constitutional cfficer had no statewide opponent. State Treasurer, 2003 – 2011. Unopposed again in 2006. Named Toll Fellow, an Outstanding Emerging Leader by the Council of State Government, 1993; National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers, 1979 – 2011, President, 2007 – 2008; National Association of State.