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Jack Dalrymple
North Dakota

Gov. Jack Dalrymple

  • December 7, 2010 - December 15, 2016
  • Republican
  • October 16, 1948
  • Minnesota
  • Yale University
  • Married; four children


Jack Dalrymple was sworn in as governor of North Dakota on December 7, 2010, and was sworn in for his second term on December 15, 2012.

Dalrymple was elected to the North Dakota Legislature in 1985. He served eight terms, including six years as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Dalrymple was named the Outstanding Young Farmer of the United States of America in 1983. His work helping to found Dakota Growers Pasta Company, the third-largest manufacturer and marketer of dry pasta products in North America, earned him the 2007 Ernst and Young Midwest “Master Entrepreneur of the Year” Award. In 2000, Dalrymple was elected with John Hoeven as lieutenant governor of North Dakota.

Dalrymple graduated with honors from Yale University and received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies.

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