Profile of Rep. Bill Janklow

The following is a profile of Rep. Bill Janklow, R-S.D., who was convicted of manslaughter in the Aug. 16 traffic death of a motorcyclist in South Dakota.

Name: William J. Janklow

Age: 64

Born: Chicago. Grew up in South Dakota.

Education: Served in the U.S. Marines from 1956-59; received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota in 1964; received a law degree from the USD Law School in 1966.

Experience: Worked as a legal services lawyer on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation from 1966-1973. Elected South Dakota attorney general 1974. Elected governor in 1978 and 1982. Lost a 1986 U.S. Senate primary before working as a private attorney from 1987-1994. Elected governor again in 1994; re-elected in 1998. Elected to the House in 2002.

Family: Wife, Mary Dean; daughters, Pam and Shonna; son, Russell.

Quote: "Everybody's got different styles. Mine is to go do the job."