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Burleigh County
North Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Burleigh County

Index to Locations

  • Bismarck Fairview Cemetery
  • Bismarck St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Bismarck State Capitol Grounds
  • Bismarck Sunset Memorial Gardens


    Fairview Cemetery
    2929 East Century Avenue
    Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Edward Davis (1913-1990) — also known as John E. Davis — of McClusky, Sheridan County, N.Dak. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 18, 1913. Republican. Rancher; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; banker; mayor of McClusky, N.D., 1946-52; member of North Dakota state senate, 1952-56; Governor of North Dakota, 1957-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1960; Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1960, 1964 (primary); national commander, American Legion, 1967-68. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif., May 12, 1990 (age 77 years, 24 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Ellsworth Davis (1875-1959) and Helen (Wilson) Davis (1879-1970); married 1938 to Pauline Huntley; married 1980 to Marilyn R. Westlie.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Hall (1869-1958) — of Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Cliff Mine, Keweenaw County, Mich., June 6, 1869. Republican. Newspaper reporter; rancher; secretary of state of North Dakota, 1913-24, 1943-54; U.S. Representative from North Dakota 2nd District, 1924-33; defeated, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., December 4, 1958 (age 89 years, 181 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Hall and Ellen (Peters) Hall; married, September 1, 1897, to Anna Marie Grafenstein (1872-1944).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    2287 East Avenue F
    Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Moses (1885-1945) — of Hazen, Mercer County, N.Dak. Born in Norway, June 12, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; Mercer County State's Attorney, 1919-23, 1927-33; Governor of North Dakota, 1939-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1945; died in office 1945. Lutheran. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., March 3, 1945 (age 59 years, 264 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ethel Joslyn (1891-1965).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Burke (1859-1937) — of Devils Lake, Ramsey County, N.Dak.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak.; Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, February 25, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1891; member of North Dakota state senate, 1893-97; Governor of North Dakota, 1907-13; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1912; Treasurer of the United States, 1913-21; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1924; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1925-37; chief justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1935-36. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died May 14, 1937 (age 78 years, 78 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery; statue at State Capitol Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of John Burke and Mary (Ryan) Burke; married, August 22, 1891, to Mary E. Kane.
      Cross-reference: Usher L. Burdick
      Burke County, N.Dak. is named for him.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS John Burke (built 1942 at Portland, Oregon; bombed by kamikazi and sank in the Sulu Sea, 1944) was named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Frederick Shafer (1888-1948) — also known as George F. Shafer — of Watford City, McKenzie County, N.Dak. Born in Mandan, Morton County, Dakota Territory (now N.Dak.), November 23, 1888. McKenzie County State's Attorney, 1915-19; North Dakota state attorney general, 1923-28; Governor of North Dakota, 1929-32. Died in Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., August 13, 1948 (age 59 years, 264 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Frances Edith Kellogg (1890-1983).
      Epitaph: "First Native Born Governor of North Dakota."
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Jeremiah Maddock (1880-1951) — also known as Walter J. Maddock — of Plaza, Mountrail County, N.Dak. Born in Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak., September 13, 1880. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1928; Governor of North Dakota, 1928-29. Irish ancestry. Died in Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., January 25, 1951 (age 70 years, 134 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick Joseph Maddock (1852-1920) and Ellen Francis (Dore) Maddock (1856-1919); married, October 30, 1906, to Marguerite Tierney (1882-1947).
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    State Capitol Grounds
    Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      John Burke (1859-1937) — of Devils Lake, Ramsey County, N.Dak.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak.; Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, February 25, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1891; member of North Dakota state senate, 1893-97; Governor of North Dakota, 1907-13; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1912; Treasurer of the United States, 1913-21; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1924; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1925-37; chief justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1935-36. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died May 14, 1937 (age 78 years, 78 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery; statue at State Capitol Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of John Burke and Mary (Ryan) Burke; married, August 22, 1891, to Mary E. Kane.
      Cross-reference: Usher L. Burdick
      Burke County, N.Dak. is named for him.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS John Burke (built 1942 at Portland, Oregon; bombed by kamikazi and sank in the Sulu Sea, 1944) was named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Reinhold J. Sailer (1902-1984) — also known as R. J. Sailer — of Hazen, Mercer County, N.Dak.; Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Mannhaven, Mercer County, N.Dak., April 26, 1902. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948. Lutheran. Volga German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in a hospital at Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., July 19, 1984 (age 82 years, 84 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Adam Sailer (1865-1927) and Jacobina (Benz) Sailer (1870-1934); married 1941 to Alma Rockne (died 1955); married 1969 to Elsie (Gebert) Haney (1909-1998).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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