Political science professor releases autobiography

Political science professor releases autobiography
William O. "Doc" Farber, political science legend at The University of South Dakota and across the region, has released his autobiography.

Footprints on the Prairie: The Life and Times of W.O. Farber chronicles Farber's life, beginning at the time he first arrived at USD in 1935. Among the many accomplishments Farber mentions in the book is his influence in helping establish the South Dakota Legislative Research Council. The book also details stories of the inspirational role he has played in the lives of many students at USD.�

Many of Farber's former students actually shared their stories and comments in the book, fondly recounting the influence Farber had on their lives.


"Reading Doc Farber is the next best thing to the inspiration he gave so many of us in his USD classrooms," said Al Neuharth, USA TODAY founder. ��

"For literally generations of college young people, Doc was a source of information, challenge, and inspiration as he helped countless students first to raise their sights and then realize their dreams.�In helping students acquire the ?background to know,' the ?vision to see,' and the ?will to do' as he so eloquently put it, Doc was also an incredible role model, demonstrating in so many ways the possibilities and joys of public service through his own work," said Donald C. Dahlin, former Farber student and acting director of the political science department at USD.�

"If you ever knew Doc, heard about him, or wished that you had gotten to know him better, this is a biography that you will cherish," said William D. Richardson, chairman of the political science department at USD.�

Copies of Footprints on the Prairie: The Life and Times of W.O. Farber are available for purchase through the Department of Political Science at USD by contacting Sandi Harper at sharper@usd.edu, or 677-5242.

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