Clint Roberts (politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Dakota's 2nd district
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||James Abdnor|
|Succeeded by||District Abolished|
|Member of the South Dakota Senate|
Clint Ronald Roberts
January 30, 1935
Presho, South Dakota
|Died||February 12, 2017 (aged 82)|
Pierre, South Dakota
|Cause of death||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
Early life and education
He was a member of the South Dakota Senate from 1972 to 1978. In 1980 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican. He succeeded James Abdnor, who was elected to the U.S. Senate that year. After South Dakota lost its 2nd District due to redistricting in 1982, Roberts ran against Tom Daschle, then the representative from the 1st District. He lost to Daschle in the race for the at-large seat. Roberts also served as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.
Roberts auditioned for the cigarette commercial The Marlboro Man and was nicknamed "the Marlboro Man." He also was in several commercials and movies starring as a cowboy. He also did tourist promotions for South Dakota.
Later life and death
Roberts retired to a home in Fort Pierre, South Dakota. Roberts died in a hospital in Pierre, South Dakota on February 12, 2017 at the age of 82. He was buried at Presho Cemetery in Presho, South Dakota.
- 'Former US Rep. Clint Roberts of West River dies at 82,' Rapid City Journal, February 13, 2017
- Ex-US Rep, Clint Roberts, nicknamed "Marlboro Man," dies
- "Obituary, Clint Roberts". Isburg Funeral Chapels. Pierre, SD. February 17, 2017.
- United States Congress. "Clint Roberts (id: R000308)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's 2nd congressional district
1981 – 1983
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