On a very sad note...

On a very sad note, Pierre attorney and lobbyist Brent Wilbur passed away this morning. As noted in a breaking news report in the Argus Leader:
Brent A. Wilbur, a lawyer and lobbyist from Pierre who was well-known in South Dakota for representing former Gov. Bill Janklow, died Wednesday in Sioux Falls. He was 56.

Wilbur had been hospitalized for two weeks after an illness.

Wilbur represented state government and was an attorney for several governors in private and public cases.


Born in Sioux City, Iowa, on May 17, 1949, Wilbur received a bachelor’s degree in 1971 and a juris doctor in 1976 from the University of South Dakota.

Wilbur’s wife, Lori Wilbur, is a circuit court judge in Fort Pierre.
Read it all here. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in their time of loss.


Ben Nesselhuf said…
PP - Thanks for the heads up. I knew he had been in the hospital but I thought he was getting better. Brent was a good lobbyist and a straight shooter. He will be missed.
mhs said…
I had the pleasure of working for Brent as a law student one summer and then knew him the following 10 years I lived in Pierre. Truly a fine attorney and wonderful human being.

It's a shock and great loss to the community and the state.

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