Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota Information

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Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
NorthDakota-StateSeal.svg
LtGov Brent Sanford (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Brent Sanford

since December 15, 2016
North Dakota Office of the Governor
Term length4 years
Inaugural holder Alfred Dickey
FormationNovember 20, 1889
Website Government website

The Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota is a political office in North Dakota. The Lieutenant Governor's duty is to preside as President of the Senate, and is responsible for legislative relations, the state budget and agribusiness development. In the event the office of the Governor becomes vacant, the Lieutenant Governor assumes that office and appoints a replacement lieutenant.

The current Lieutenant Governor is Brent Sanford, having been elected with Governor Doug Burgum. [1]

Before 1974, the Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota was elected separately from the Governor. To avoid hostile relations between a Lieutenant Governor and Governor from different parties, the process was changed to where the Governor and Lieutenant are elected together on a joint ballot and are of the same party. [2]

Lieutenant Governors of North Dakota

Parties

   Democratic/Democratic-NPL (6)    Republican (31)    Republican/NPL (2)

# Lt. Governor Term Party Governor(s) served under Note
1 Alfred Dickey 1889–1891 Republican John Miller (R)
2 Roger Allin 1891–1893 Republican Andrew H. Burke (R) [note 1]
3 Elmer D. Wallace 1893–1895 Democratic-Independent Eli C. D. Shortridge (D)
4 John H. Worst 1895–1897 Republican Eli C. D. Shortridge (D)
5 Joseph M. Devine 1897–1898 Republican Frank A. Briggs (R) [note 1]
6 David Bartlett 1901–1907 Republican Frank White (R)
Elmore Y. Sarles (R)
7 Robert S. Lewis 1907–1911 Republican John Burke (D)
8 Usher L. Burdick 1911–1913 Republican John Burke (D)
9 Anton T. Kraabel 1913–1915 Republican L. B. Hanna (R)
10 John H. Fraine 1915–1917 Republican L. B. Hanna (R)
11 Anton T. Kraabel 1917–1919 Republican Lynn Frazier (R)
12 Howard R. Wood 1919–1923 Republican Lynn Frazier (R)
Ragnvald A. Nestos (R)
13 Frank H. Hyland 1923–1925 Republican Ragnvald A. Nestos (R)
14 Walter Maddock 1925–1928 Republican Arthur G. Sorlie (R) [note 1]
15 John W. Carr 1929–1933 Republican George F. Shafer (R)
William Langer (R)
16 Ole H. Olson 1933–1934 Republican William Langer (R)
no lieutenant governor
[note 1]
17 Walter Welford 1935 Republican/ NPL Thomas H. Moodie (D) [note 1]
18 Thorstein H. H. Thoresen 1937–1939 Republican William Langer (R)
19 Jack A. Patterson 1939–1941 Republican John Moses (D)
20 Oscar W. Hagen 1941–1943 Republican/NPL John Moses (D)
21 Henry Holt 1943–1944 Democratic John Moses (D)
22 Clarence P. Dahl 1945–1951 Republican Fred G. Aandahl (R)
23 Ray Schnell 1951–1953 Republican Clarence Norman Brunsdale (R)
24 Clarence P. Dahl 1953–1957 Republican Clarence Norman Brunsdale (R)
25 Francis Clyde Duffy 1957–1959 Republican John E. Davis (R)
26 Clarence P. Dahl 1959–1961 Republican John E. Davis (R)
27 Orville W. Hagen 1961–1963 Republican William L. Guy (D)
28 Frank A. Wenstrom 1963–1965 Republican William L. Guy (D)
29 Charles Tighe 1965–1969 Democratic William L. Guy (D)
30 Richard F. Larsen 1969–1973 Republican William L. Guy (D)
31 Wayne G. Sanstead 1973–1981 Democratic Arthur A. Link (D)
32 Ernest Sands 1981–1985 Republican Allen I. Olson (R)
33 Ruth Meiers 1985–1987 Democratic George A. Sinner (D)
34 Lloyd Omdahl 1987–1992 Democratic George A. Sinner (D)
35 Rosemarie Myrdal 1992–2000 Republican Ed Schafer (R)
36 Jack Dalrymple 2000–2010 Republican John Hoeven (R) [note 1]
37 Drew Wrigley 2010–2016 Republican Jack Dalrymple (R)
38 Brent Sanford 2016–present Republican Doug Burgum (R)
  1. ^ a b c d e f Served as Governor of North Dakota

Living former Lieutenant Governors of North Dakota

As of June 2019, six former lieutenant governors of North Dakota were alive, the oldest being Rosemarie Myrdal (served 1992–2000, born 1929). The most recent death of a former lieutenant governor of North Dakota was that of Ernest Sands (served 1981–1985, born 1922), on April 9, 2012. [3] The most recent serving lieutenant governor to die was Ruth Meiers (served 1985–1987, born 1925), who died in office on March 19, 1987. [4]

Lt. Governor Lt. Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Richard F. Larsen 1969–1973 1936 (age 82–83)
Wayne G. Sanstead 1973–1981 (1935-04-16) April 16, 1935 (age 84)
Lloyd Omdahl 1987–1992 (1931-01-05) January 5, 1931 (age 88)
Rosemarie Myrdal 1992–2000 (1929-05-20) May 20, 1929 (age 90)
Jack Dalrymple 2000–2010 (1948-10-16) October 16, 1948 (age 70)
Drew Wrigley 2010–2016 (1965-10-10) October 10, 1965 (age 53)

References

  1. ^ "Governor-Elect Doug Burgum holds first press conference after winning election". www.kfyrtv.com. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "North Dakota Legislature: Measures Before the Voters" (PDF). Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Nick. "Ernest Sands, former lieutenant governor, dies". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ruth Meiers, N.D. Lt. Governor Who Battled Cancer, Dies at 61". March 20, 1987. Retrieved June 27, 2019 – via LA Times.

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