Flags to be half-staff in honor of former Attorney General Meierhenry

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem has ordered that flags at the South Dakota State Capitol be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sundown on Wednesday, Aug. 5, in honor of former Attorney General Mark Meierhenry.

Meierhenry was South Dakota’s 26th Attorney General, serving from 1979-1987; he had previously served as deputy attorney general in the office of Attorney General William J. Janklow. Following his departure from public office, Meierhenry had a long and distinguished career in the private practice of law.

Meierhenry passed away on July 29, 2020. He is survived by his wife, retired Supreme Court Justice Judith Meierhenry.