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North Dakota : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. John Hoeven North Dakota (2000 - 2010)
Republican
Gov. Edward Thomas Schafer North Dakota (1992 - 2000)
Republican
Gov. George Albert Sinner North Dakota (1985 - 1992)
Democrat
Gov. Allen Ingvar Olson North Dakota (1981 - 1985)
Republican
Gov. Arthur Albert Link North Dakota (1973 - 1981)
Democrat
Gov. William Lewis Guy North Dakota (1961 - 1973)
Democrat
Gov. John Edward Davis North Dakota (1957 - 1961)
Republican
Gov. C. Norman Brunsdale North Dakota (1951 - 1957)
Republican Organizing Committee
Gov. Fred George Aandahl North Dakota (1945 - 1951)
Republican Organizing Committee
Gov. John Moses North Dakota (1939 - 1945)
Democratic
Gov. Walter Welford North Dakota (1935 - 1937)
Republican (Nonpartisan League)
Gov. Thomas Hilliard Moodie North Dakota (1935 - 1935)
Democrat
Gov. Ole H. Olson North Dakota (1934 - 1935)
Republican
Gov. William Langer North Dakota (1933 - 1934)
(1937 - 1939)
Nonpartisan League (1st term), Independent (2nd term)
Gov. George Frederick Shafer North Dakota (1929 - 1933)
Republican (Independent Voters Association)
Gov. Walter Maddock North Dakota (1928 - 1929)
Republican (Nonpartisan League)
Gov. Arthur Gustav Sorlie North Dakota (1925 - 1928)
Republican (Nonpartisan League)
Gov. Ragnvold Anderson Nestos North Dakota (1921 - 1925)
Republican (Independent Voters Association)
Gov. Lynn Joseph Frazier North Dakota (1917 - 1921)
Republican (Nonpartisan League)
Gov. Louis Benjamin Hanna North Dakota (1913 - 1917)
Republican
Gov. John Burke North Dakota (1907 - 1913)
Democratic
Gov. Elmore Yocum Sarles North Dakota (1905 - 1907)
Republican
Gov. Frank White North Dakota (1901 - 1905)
Republican
Gov. Frederick Bartlett Fancher North Dakota (1899 - 1901)
Republican
Gov. Joseph McMurray Devine North Dakota (1898 - 1899)
Republican
Gov. Frank Arlington Briggs North Dakota (1897 - 1898)
Republican
Gov. Roger Allin North Dakota (1895 - 1897)
Republican
Gov. Eli C. D. Shortridge North Dakota (1893 - 1895)
Populist
Gov. Andrew Horace Burke North Dakota (1891 - 1893)
Republican
Gov. John Miller North Dakota (1889 - 1891)
Republican