George W. Egan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from George Egan)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

George W. Egan was a colorful and controversial political figure. He was a discredited attorney from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

George Egan threatened the attempt by Robert S. Vessey to receive the Republican nomination for Governor of South Dakota in 1910. In spite of controversy, Egan became very popular among voters. He claimed to be the first honest man to run for governor. Egan promised to oust Crawford and Vessey, claiming that Vessey had increased the state's debt by $600,000. However, Egan obtained only 21,446 votes to Vessey's 26,732.