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Famous North Dakotans


Dr. Robert H. Bahmer U.S. archivist
Elizabeth Bodine humanitarian
Dr. Anne Carlsen educator
Ronald N. Davies jurist
Angie Dickinson actress, Kulm
Ivan Dmitre artist
John Bernard Flannagan sculptor, Fargo
Phyllis Frelich actress, Devils Lake
William H. Gass writer and philosopher, Fargo
Rev. Richard C. Halverson U.S. Senate chaplain
Phil D. Jackson basketball player, coach
Dr. Leon O. Jacobson researcher, educator, Sims
Harold K. Johnson army general
Louis L'Amour author, Jamestown
Peggy Lee singer, Jamestown
William Lemke representative
Marquis de Mores cattleman
Casper Oimoen skier
Arthur Peterson radio and TV actor
Cliff Fido Purpur hockey player, coach
James Rosenquist painter, Grand Forks
Eric Sevareid TV commentator, Velva
Ann Sothern actress, Valley City
Dorothy Stickney actress Dickinson
Edward K. Thompson editor
Era Bell Thompson editor
Tommy Tucker band leader, Souris
Lawrence Welk band leader, entertainer, Strasburg
Larry Woiwode writer

Governors of North Dakota


1889-1898

John Miller (R) 1889-1890
Andrew H. Burke (R) 1891-1892
Eli C. D. Shortridge (Pop) 1893-1894
Roger Allin (R) 1895-1896
Frank A. Briggs (R) 1897-1898

1898-1912

Joseph M. Devine (R) 1898-1898
Frederick B. Fancher (R) 1899-1900
Frank White (R) 1901-1904
Elmore Y. Sarles (R) 1905-1906
John Burke (D) 1907-1912

1913-1928

Louis B. Hanna (R) 1913-1916
Lynn J. Frazier (R) 1917-1921
Ragnvold A. Nestos (R) 1921-1924
Arthur G. Sorlie (R) 1925-1928
Walter J. Maddock (R) 1928-1928

1929-1936

George F. Shafer (R) 1929-1932
William Langer (first term) (R) 1933-1934
Ole H. Olson (R) 1934-1934
Thomas H. Moodie (D) 1935-1935
Walter Welford (R) 1935-1936

1937-1960

William Langer (second term) (R) 1937-1938
John Moses (D) 1939-1944
Fred G. Aandahl (R) 1945-1950
C. Norman Brunsdale (R) 1951-1956
John E. Davis (R) 1957-1960

1961-present

William L. Guy (D) 1961-1972
Arthur A. Link (D) 1973-1980
Allen I. Olson (R) 1981-1984
George A. Sinner (D) 1985-1992
Edward T. Schafer (R) 1992-2000
John Hoeven (R) 2000-present

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