Larry Pressler

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Larry Pressler
Candidate for
U.S. Senate, South Dakota
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. Senate, South Dakota
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota, 1964
Master'sHarvard University, 1966
J.D.Harvard University, 1971
OtherOxford University, 1964
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
ProfessionFormer Member of Congress
Campaign website
Larry Pressler is a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from South Dakota.


Pressler earned a J.D. in 1971 from Harvard Law School, a master's in public administration in 1966 from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, an Oxford Diploma in public and social administration as a Rhodes Scholar from Oxford University in 1964 and a B.A. in government from the University of South Dakota in 1964.

Pressler was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served two tours of combat duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the United States Congress representing South Dakota as Republican from 1975-1997. He served in the House from 1975-1979 and in the Senate from 1979-1997.[1]



See also: United States Senate elections in South Dakota, 2014

Pressler is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing South Dakota. Pressler is seeking the Independent nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[2]


  • Pressler has been endorsed by the Centrist Project.[3]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Pressler's reports.[4]

Larry Pressler (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[5]January 31, 2014$0$29,850$(2,250)$27,600
April Quarterly[6]April 10, 2014$25,155.92$39,453.61$(27,860.34)$36,749.19
Running totals


Pressler and his wife, Harriet, have one daughter, Laura, and four grandchildren.[1]

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