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Category: Government  Listing Date: 1991-01-01

Ben Reifel

Ben ReifelCourtesy of SD State Historical Society

Benjamin Reifel was born in Parmelee in 1906. His mother was a Brulè Lakota. His father was a German American.

Mr. Reifel was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress.

The Badlands Visitor Center was rename The Ben Reifel Visitor Center in 1959.

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