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Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota

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  Usher Lloyd Burdick (1879-1960) — also known as Usher L. Burdick — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., February 21, 1879. Republican. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1907-09; Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, 1911-12; Williams County State's Attorney, 1913; law partner of ex-Gov. John Burke in 1920s; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1935-45, 1949-59; defeated, 1932; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Farm Bureau. Died in Washington, D.C., August 19, 1960 (age 81 years, 180 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of Ozias W. Burdick and Lucy (Farnum) Burdick; married 1901 to Emma Robertson; father of Quentin Northrop Burdick (1908-1992) (who married Jocelyn Birch Peterson) and Eileen Rosemary Burdick (who married Robert Woodrow Levering).
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Quentin Northrop Burdick (1908-1992) — also known as Quentin N. Burdick; "King of Pork" — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Munich, Cavalier County, N.Dak., June 19, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, 1942; candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1946; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1959-60; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1960-92; defeated, 1956; died in office 1992. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died, from heart disease, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., September 8, 1992 (age 84 years, 81 days). Interment at Bohemian Cemetery, Silver Lake, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Usher Lloyd Burdick and Emma Robertson Burdick; brother of Eileen Burdick (who married Robert Woodrow Levering (1914-1989)); married, March 18, 1933, to Marietta Janecky (1912-1958); married 1960 to Jocelyn Birch Peterson.
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Robert Woodrow Levering (1914-1989) — also known as Robert W. Levering — of Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio. Born near Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, October 3, 1914. Democrat. Librarian; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1959-61; defeated, 1948, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1962; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964. Died in Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, August 11, 1989 (age 74 years, 312 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Married to Eileen Rosemary Burdick (daughter of Usher Lloyd Burdick (1879-1960); sister of Quentin Northrop Burdick).
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Jocelyn Birch Burdick (b. 1922) — also known as Jocelyn Birch Peterson — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., February 6, 1922. Democrat. U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1992; appointed 1992. Female. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1960 to Quentin Northrop Burdick (1908-1992) (son of Usher Lloyd Burdick).
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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