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Lawyer Politicians in North Dakota

  Casper Drengman Aaker (b. 1883) — also known as Casper D. Aaker — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Ridgeway, Winneshiek County, Iowa, August, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; organizer, Trinity Hospital, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee). Lutheran. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Drengman Aaker and Christine (Ellefson) Aaker; married, December 15, 1914, to Leda Mansfield.
  Frank R. Aikens (b. 1855) — of Canton, Lincoln County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 14, 1855. Lawyer; member of Dakota territorial legislature, 1887-89; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1889; district judge in South Dakota, 1889-94. In 1891, when affluent Easterners came to South Dakota to live in a hotel for 90 days, so as to be eligible for the state's easy divorce law, he ruled that hotel guests were not bona fide South Dakota residents, disrupting the divorce plans of a number of celebrities. Later that year, a committee of Sioux Falls ministers accused the judge of drunkenness and licentiousness. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Fremont Amidon (1856-1937) — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Clymer, Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 17, 1856. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for North Dakota, 1896-1928; took senior status 1928. Died, from tuberculosis and a cerebral hemorrhage, in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., December 26, 1937 (age 81 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Smith Amidon and Charlotte A. (Curtis) Amidon; married, November 15, 1892, to Beulah R. McHenry.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Thomas Ryum Amlie (1897-1973) — also known as Thomas R. Amlie — of Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis. Born in Griggs County, N.Dak., April 17, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1931-33, 1935-39. Member, American Legion. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., August 22, 1973 (age 76 years, 127 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Sunset Memory Gardens, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Paul William Amlie and Julia (Ryum) Amlie; married, February 21, 1925, to Marian C. Strong (died 1930); married, May 7, 1932, to Gehrta Beyer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Leroy Aylmer (1885-1970) — also known as A. Leroy Aylmer — of Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in North Dakota, March 29, 1885. Lawyer; mayor of Compton, Calif., 1936-40. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., January 10, 1970 (age 84 years, 287 days). Interment at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Cora Linn (1888-1969).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Norris Conroy Bakke (1894-1973) — also known as Norris C. Bakke — of Sterling, Logan County, Colo.; Mayville, Traill County, N.Dak.; Laguna Hills, Orange County, Calif. Born in Mayville, Traill County, N.Dak., April 19, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1937-47; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1945-46; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1962. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Lions. Died in January, 1973 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Pederson Bakke and Karina (Erickson) Bakke; married, August 12, 1921, to Esther Newell Banks; married, April 6, 1958, to Mrs. Guy L. Elken.
  Tracy R. Bangs (1862-1936) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minn., April 29, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; attorney for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., Northern States Power Co., and Occidental Life Insurance Co.; Grand Forks County State's Attorney, 1892; U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, 1894-98. Episcopalian. Died February 22, 1936 (age 73 years, 299 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Walstein Bangs and Alena Baker (Stiles) Bangs; half-brother of Frank D. Bangs; married, June 15, 1887, to Jessie L. Caughell; uncle of George A. Bangs; second cousin thrice removed of Martin Keeler; third cousin once removed of John Clarence Keeler; third cousin twice removed of Stephen Hiram Keeler; fourth cousin once removed of Anson Foster Keeler (1887-1943).
  Political families: Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Harrison Beadle (1838-1915) — also known as William H. H. Beadle — of Madison, Lake County, S.Dak. Born, in a log cabin at Howard, Parke County, Ind., January 1, 1838. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Republican National Committee from Dakota Territory, 1872-; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1877-79; Dakota Territory superintendent of public instruction, 1879-86; president, Madison State Normal School (now Dakota State University), 1889-1906. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 15, 1915 (age 77 years, 318 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of James Ward Beadle and Elizabeth (Bright) Beadle; married, May 18, 1863, to Ellen S. (Rich) Chapman.
  Beadle County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Granville Gaylord Bennett (1833-1910) — also known as G. G. Bennett — of Deadwood, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Born near Bloomingburg, Fayette County, Ohio, October 9, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1865-67; member of Iowa state senate, 1867-71; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1875-78; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1879-81; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1900. Died in Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak., June 28, 1910 (age 76 years, 262 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, S.Dak.
  Bennett County, S.Dak. may have been named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Benson (1918-2004) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Greenville Township, LaMoure County, N.Dak., June 1, 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; executive secretary (1946-49) and administrative assistant (1949) to U.S. Sen. Milton R. Young; lawyer; North Dakota state attorney general, 1954-55; U.S. District Judge for North Dakota, 1971-85; took senior status 1985. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Elks. Died, in Willow Point Memory Care Assisted Living, Verona, Dane County, Wis., April 22, 2004 (age 85 years, 326 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Edwin Benson (1884-1965) and Anne (Peterson) Benson (1892-1984); married 1942 to Laurel Mae Johnson (1922-1999).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arley R. Bjella (1916-2001) — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Williston, Williams County, N.Dak., November 16, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960. Lutheran. Member, Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Jaycees; Rotary; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died May 21, 2001 (age 84 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asle Bjella and Clara (Bagstad) Bjella; married 1948 to Beverly Heen.
  Philemon Bliss (1813-1889) — Born in Canton, Hartford County, Conn., July 28, 1813. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Ohio, 1848-51; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1855-59; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1861-65; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1868-72; law professor. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., August 25, 1889 (age 76 years, 28 days). Interment at Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Asahel Bliss (1783-1846) and Lydia Adams (Griswold) Bliss (1790-1830); brother of Albert Asahel Bliss; married, November 16, 1843, to Martha W. Thorpe; third great-grandnephew of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin four times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; second cousin twice removed of Gaylord Griswold and Samuel Clesson Allen; second cousin thrice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin once removed of Elisha Hunt Allen and Judson H. Warner; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, John Allen, Elisha Phelps, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Oliver Ellsworth, Daniel Chapin, Augustus Seymour Porter, Daniel Pitkin and Peter Buell Porter; fourth cousin of Edmund Holcomb, William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer, Chester William Chapin, John William Allen, Norman A. Phelps, James Samuel Wadsworth, George Smith Catlin, Henry Titus Backus, George Washington Wolcott, John Smith Phelps, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Norton Franklin Brand (1869-1947) — also known as Norton F. Brand — of Grandin, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Faribault, Rice County, Minn., May 5, 1869. Lawyer; pastor; U.S. Consul in Salina Cruz, 1917-18; Fernie, 1918-32. Died April 10, 1947 (age 77 years, 340 days). Interment at Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Myron H. Bright (1919-2016) — Born in Eveleth, St. Louis County, Minn., March 5, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1968-85; took senior status 1985. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., December 12, 2016 (age 97 years, 282 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Wilmot W. Brookings (1830-1905) — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in Woolwich, Sagadahoc County, Maine, October 23, 1830. Lawyer; in February 1858, he was out in a blizzard and lost both feet; member Dakota territorial council, 1862-63, 1867-69; President of the Dakota Territorial Council, 1868; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1863-66; Speaker of the Dakota Territory House of Representatives, 1864-65; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1869-73; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1883, 1885. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., 1905 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Brookings County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  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 — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  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, Bismarck, N.Dak.
  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.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Henry Burke (b. 1886) — of Hardin, Big Horn County, Mont.; Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Born in Sheldon, Ransom County, N.Dak., February 7, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Montana state senate, 1940. Member, Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Burke and Bridget Elizabeth (Boyle) Burke; married, August 4, 1910, to Effie L. Lindstrom.
  Olger Burton Burtness (1884-1960) — also known as Olger B. Burtness — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Mekinock, Grand Forks County, N.Dak., March 14, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Grand Forks County State's Attorney, 1911-16; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1916, 1936, 1948; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1919-20; U.S. Representative from North Dakota 1st District, 1921-33. Lutheran. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sons of Norway. Died in Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak., January 20, 1960 (age 75 years, 312 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of O. O. Burtness and Mary (Anderson) Burtness; married, September 8, 1909, to Zoe Ensign.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Kermit Edward Bye (b. 1937) — also known as Kermit E. Bye — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Hatton, Traill County, N.Dak., 1937. Lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 2000-15; took senior status 2015. Still living as of 2015.
  See also federal judicial profile
  John Emmett Carland (1853-1922) — also known as John E. Carland — of Burleigh County, N.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Oswego County, N.Y., December 11, 1853. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Dakota Territory, 1885-88; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1888-89; delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Burleigh County, 1889; U.S. District Judge for South Dakota, 1896-1910; Judge of U.S. Commerce Court, 1910-13. Died November 11, 1922 (age 68 years, 335 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. John Carland; married, September 29, 1884, to Albertine Knaack.
  Dorr Howard Carroll (1874-1956) — also known as Dorr H. Carroll — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Village Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa, November 25, 1874. Republican. Newspaper publisher; farmer; lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 8th District, 1945-48, 1953-54. Baptist. Died in Jackson County, Mo., October 7, 1956 (age 81 years, 317 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Leigh Carroll (1851-1927) and Ellen Eva 'Nellie' (Howard) Carroll (1853-1938); married, April 19, 1897, to Gertrude Barbara Hefner (1876-1959).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Warren Minor Christopher (1925-2011) — also known as Warren Christopher; "The Cardinal" — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Scranton, Bowman County, N.Dak., October 27, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, 1949-50; special counsel to Gov. Edmund G. Brown, 1959; deputy U.S. Attorney General, 1967-69; deputy U.S. Secretary of State, 1977-81; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964; U.S. Secretary of State, 1993-97. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Council on Foreign Relations; American Philosophical Society. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on January 16, 1981. Died, from kidney and bladder cancer, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 18, 2011 (age 85 years, 142 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest William Christopher and Catharine (Lemen) Christopher; married, December 21, 1956, to Marie Josephine Wyllis.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Warren Christopher: Chances of a Lifetime : A Memoir (2001)
  Guy Carleton Haynes Corliss (b. 1858) — also known as Guy C. H. Corliss — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., July 4, 1858. Lawyer; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1889-98; Dean, Law School, University of North Dakota. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus K. Corliss and Clarinda M. Corliss.
  Warren Cowles (c.1824-1872) — of Smethport, McKean County, Pa.; Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in New York, about 1824. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 13th District, 1866-68; U.S. Attorney for Dakota Territory, 1869-72. Died in 1872 (age about 48 years). Burial location unknown.
  Coe Isaac Crawford (1858-1944) — also known as Coe I. Crawford — of Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak.; Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak. Born near Volney, Allamakee County, Iowa, January 14, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; Hughes County State's Attorney, 1886-88; member Dakota territorial council, 1889; member of South Dakota state senate 24th District, 1889-90; South Dakota state attorney general, 1893-97; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1896; attorney for Chicago & North Western Railroad, 1897-1905; Governor of South Dakota, 1907-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1908; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1909-15. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., April 25, 1944 (age 86 years, 102 days). Interment at Municipal Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Crawford and Sarah (Shannon) Crawford; married, October 4, 1884, to May Robinson (died); married, November 26, 1896, to Lavinia Robinson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Engerud (b. 1868) — of Lisbon, Ransom County, N.Dak.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Racine, Racine County, Wis., February 13, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; Ransom County State's Attorney, 1897; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1904-07; appointed 1904; resigned 1907; U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, 1911-14. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lars Engerud and Christine M. (Bakke) Engerud; married, July 22, 1890, to Clara J. Jacobsen.
  Charles J. Fisk (b. 1862) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Whiteside County, Ill., March 11, 1862. Lawyer; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1906-07. Burial location unknown.
  John Rankin Gamble (1848-1891) — of South Dakota. Born in Alabama, Greene County, N.Y., January 15, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1877-79; member Dakota territorial council, 1881-82, 1885-86; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1891; died in office 1891. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., August 14, 1891 (age 43 years, 211 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery, Yankton, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Brother of Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924); uncle of Ralph Abernethy Gamble.
  Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Ralph A. Gamble Ralph Abernethy Gamble (1885-1959) — also known as Ralph A. Gamble — of Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y.; St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md. Born in Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), May 6, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1931-37; U.S. Representative from New York, 1937-57 (25th District 1937-45, 28th District 1945-53, 26th District 1953-57). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi; Lions. Died in St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md., March 4, 1959 (age 73 years, 302 days). Interment at Hopewell Cemetery, Port Deposit, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924) and Carrie (Osborne) Gamble; married, April 19, 1911, to Virginia Nesbitt (died 1937); married, June 19, 1958, to Ruth G. Daniels; nephew of John Rankin Gamble.
  Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Peter Bergenius Garberg (1882-1951) — also known as Peter B. Garberg — of Reeder, Adams County, N.Dak.; Hettinger, Adams County, N.Dak.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Revillo, Grant County, S.Dak., December 25, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; Adams County State's Attorney, 1914-20; member of North Dakota state senate, 1920-23; candidate for North Dakota state attorney general, 1922; U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, 1929-33. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Elks; Sons of Norway. Died in 1951 (age about 68 years). Interment at Recaboth Cemetery, Albee, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Gunder Paulson Garberg (1852-1930) and Gunhild (Kjosness) Garberg (1854-1935); married, June 11, 1910, to Sophia Borgen (1883-1957).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oscar Sherman Gifford (1842-1913) — also known as Oscar S. Gifford — of Canton, Lincoln County, S.Dak. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 20, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1883; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1885; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1889-91. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Lincoln County, S.Dak., January 16, 1913 (age 70 years, 88 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Gifford (born 1804) and Mary Gifford; married, May 14, 1874, to Phoebe M. Fuller; fourth cousin of Stephen Galloway (1838-1890); fourth cousin once removed of Bennet Bicknell.
  Political families: Galloway family of Michigan; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harlan Francis Hagen (1914-1990) — also known as Harlan Hagen — of Hanford, Kings County, Calif. Born in Lawton, Ramsey County, N.Dak., October 8, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1949-52; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-67 (14th District 1953-63, 18th District 1963-67); defeated, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Grange; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Exchange Club. Died November 25, 1990 (age 76 years, 48 days). Interment at Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Oluf Hagen and Carrie (Swenson) Hagen; married to Martha Ritz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Halvor Langdon Halvorson (b. 1881) — also known as Halvor L. Halvorson — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Henning, Otter Tail County, Minn., August 15, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Minot, N.Dak., 1911-15; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Dakota, 1912 (3rd District), 1942 (Democratic, at-large); delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1948; candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1924. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Sons of Norway; Izaak Walton League; Lions; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John C. Halvorson and Juliana (Christenson) Halvorson; married to Nina C. Knudson.
  George H. Hand (1837-1891) — Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, August 9, 1837. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Dakota territory attorney general, 1866-69; U.S. Attorney for Dakota Territory, 1866-69; secretary of Dakota Territory, 1874-83. Died in Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak., March 10, 1891 (age 53 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Hand County, S.Dak. is named for him.
John H. Hougen John Hjalmar Hougen (1889-1978) — also known as John H. Hougen — of Fisher, Polk County, Minn.; Crookston, Polk County, Minn. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., July 7, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; member of Minnesota state senate 66th District, 1927-30; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1930; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kappa Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Hendersonville, Henderson County, N.C., July 14, 1978 (age 89 years, 7 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Olai Jensen Hougen (1857-1925) and Thrine Christine (Johnson) Hougen (1859-1891); married, November 29, 1946, to Rita Mary Zini.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Moorhead Daily News, July 5, 1930
  Alexander Hughes (1846-1907) — of Elk Point, Union County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Bismarck, Burleigh County, Dakota Territory (now N.Dak.). Born in Brantford, Ontario, September 30, 1846. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member Dakota territorial council, 1872-73, 1887-89; President of the Dakota Territorial Council, 1872-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Dakota Territory Territory, 1872, 1876, 1880 (alternate); Dakota territory attorney general, 1883-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1896. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., November 24, 1907 (age 61 years, 55 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, December 24, 1869, to Mary Elizabeth Higinbotham.
  Hughes County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  Hans Peter Jacobsen (1875-1958) — also known as Hans P. Jacobsen — of Mott, Hettinger County, N.Dak. Born in Odense, Denmark, May 25, 1875. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; member of North Dakota state senate, 1910; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1928, 1932. Danish ancestry. Died in Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., June 30, 1958 (age 83 years, 36 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center, Iowa.
  Relatives: Married, October 25, 1913, to Iva L. Lamb (1877-1971).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Augustus Johnson (1842-1907) — also known as John A. Johnson — of Stillwater, Washington County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Växjö, Sweden, April 24, 1842. Locomotive engineer; farmer; Washington County Sheriff, 1873; lawyer; farm implement dealer; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1885-86, 1896-1902, 1906-07; died in office 1907. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died, of Bright's disease, June 14, 1907 (age 65 years, 51 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 27, 1865, to Agnes A. Coller.
Martin N. Johnson Martin Nelson Johnson (1850-1909) — also known as Martin N. Johnson — of Iowa; Petersburg, Nelson County, N.Dak. Born in Racine County, Wis., March 3, 1850. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; farmer; Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1876; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1877; member of Iowa state senate, 1878-82; delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Nelson County, 1889; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1891-99; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1909; died in office 1909. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., October 21, 1909 (age 59 years, 232 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Petersburg, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Nelson Johnson and Anna (Selheim) Johnson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Sveinbjorn Johnson (1883-1946) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak.; Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Holum, Hjaltadal, Iceland, July 10, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; North Dakota Democratic state chair, 1920-22; North Dakota state attorney general, 1921-22; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1923-26; resigned 1926; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936; candidate for Illinois state attorney general, 1944. Lutheran. Icelandic ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Delta Theta; Gamma Eta Gamma; Pi Gamma Mu; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., March 10, 1946 (age 62 years, 243 days). Interment somewhere in Champaign, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John Johnson and Gudbjorg Johnson; married, September 16, 1917, to Esther Henryetta Slette (1894-1965?).
Richard Jones Richard Jones (b. 1887) — of Kempton, Grand Forks County, N.Dak.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Brisbin, Clearfield County, Pa., August 14, 1887. Telegraph operator; secretary and president, Duluth Federated Trades Assembly; lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 58th District, 1915-18. Welsh ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Jefferson Parish Kidder (1815-1883) — also known as Jefferson P. Kidder — of Snowsville, Braintree, Orange County, Vt.; West Randolph, Randolph, Orange County, Vt.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Vermillion, Clay County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in Braintree, Orange County, Vt., June 4, 1815. Lawyer; delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1841; Orange County State's Attorney, 1843-47; member of Vermont state senate, 1847-48; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1853-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1856; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 1, 1861, 1863-64; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1865-75, 1879-83; died in office 1883; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1875-79. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 2, 1883 (age 68 years, 120 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Kidder and Ruth (Nichols) Kidder (1776-1842); brother of Ira Kidder; married, February 26, 1838, to Mary Ann Stockwell (1818-1881); father of Silas Wright Kidder; uncle of Lyman Kidder Bass; granduncle of Lyman Metcalfe Bass; first cousin of Alvan Kidder; first cousin once removed of Daniel S. Kidder; second cousin of Francis Kidder; second cousin twice removed of Harley Walter Kidder; third cousin once removed of Isaiah Kidder, Ezra Kidder, David Kidder and Nathan Parker Kidder; fourth cousin of Charles Stetson, Luther Kidder, Arba Kidder, Joseph Souther Kidder, Pascal Paoli Kidder and Isaiah Stetson; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Blodgett (1793-1872), Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Orlando Burr Kidder, Adoniram Judson Kneeland and Isaiah Kidder Stetson.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Kidder County, N.Dak. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  William Langer (1886-1959) — also known as "Wild Bill" — of Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak.; Wheatland, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Everest Township, Cass County, N.Dak., September 30, 1886. Lawyer; North Dakota state attorney general, 1916-20; Governor of North Dakota, 1932-34, 1937-39; defeated (Republican), 1920; removed 1934; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1941-59; defeated (Independent), 1938; died in office 1959. Member, Sigma Chi. Died November 8, 1959 (age 73 years, 39 days). Interment at St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery, Casselton, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Frank J. Langer (1849?-?) and Mary (Weber) Langer; married, February 26, 1918, to Lydia Cady; uncle of Morgan Ford.
  Political family: Langer family of North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Powless William Lanier (b. 1885) — also known as Powless W. Lanier — of Covington, Tipton County, Tenn.; Jamestown, Stutsman County, N.Dak. Born in Fulton, Lauderdale County, Tenn., March 7, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1911-12; juvenile court judge in Tennessee, 1913-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1928, 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1932; U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, 1933-54. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kappa Sigma. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Hill Lanier and Ellen (Cooper) Lanier; married, December 28, 1910, to Mary Louise Roberts.
  Herschel Lashkowitz (c.1919-1993) — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born about 1919. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1954-74; defeated, 1974; Independent candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1960; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1968; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1980. Died in 1993 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Lemke (1878-1950) — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Albany, Stearns County, Minn., August 13, 1878. Lawyer; North Dakota Republican state chair, 1916-20; North Dakota state attorney general, 1921; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1926 (Farmer-Labor), 1940; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1933-41, 1943-50; died in office 1950; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1936; Union candidate for President of the United States, 1936. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., May 30, 1950 (age 71 years, 290 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Lemke and Julia Lemke; married, April 16, 1910, to Isabelle McIntyre.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
Eben W. Martin Eben Wever Martin (1855-1932) — also known as Eben W. Martin — of Deadwood, Lawrence County, S.Dak.; Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born in Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, April 12, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1885-86; U.S. Representative from South Dakota, 1901-07, 1908, 1909-15 (at-large 1901-07, 1908, 1909-13, 3rd District 1913-15). Methodist. English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion. Died in Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak., May 22, 1932 (age 77 years, 40 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. James W. Martin and Lois Hyde (Wever) Martin; married, June 13, 1883, to Jessie A. Miner.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Andrew Miller (1870-1960) — of Buffalo Center, Winnebago County, Iowa; Forest City, Winnebago County, Iowa; Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Denmark, November 16, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Winnebago County Attorney, 1896; mayor, Forest City, Iowa, 1897-1901; North Dakota state attorney general, 1909-15; U.S. District Judge for North Dakota, 1922-41; took senior status 1941. Danish ancestry. Died March 17, 1960 (age 89 years, 122 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
Gideon C. Moody Gideon Curtis Moody (1832-1904) — also known as Gideon C. Moody — of Deadwood, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Born in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., October 16, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1861; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1867-69, 1874-75; Speaker of the Dakota Territory House of Representatives, 1868-69, 1874-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Dakota Territory Territory, 1868; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1878-83; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1889-91. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 17, 1904 (age 71 years, 153 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Father of James C. Moody (1863-?).
  Moody County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  David E. Morgan — of Devils Lake, Ramsey County, N.Dak. Born near Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. Lawyer; district judge in North Dakota, 1889; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1901-11; chief justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1907. Burial location unknown.
  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, Bismarck, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Married to Ethel Joslyn (1891-1965).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Charles T. Murphy Charles T. Murphy (b. 1887) — of Aurora, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., 1887. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 61, 1915-24. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Ragnvald Anderson Nestos (1877-1942) — also known as R. A. Nestos — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Voss, Norway, April 12, 1877. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1911-12; Ward County State's Attorney, 1913-16; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1916, 1928; Governor of North Dakota, 1921-25; defeated in primary, 1924; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1932. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Delta Sigma Rho; Rotary. Suffered a stroke, and died three days later, in a hospital at Minot, Ward County, N.Dak., July 15, 1942 (age 65 years, 94 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Andres R. Nestos and Herborg (Saue) Nestos.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Seth Newman (1836-1906) — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Russia, Herkimer County, N.Y., December 7, 1836. Lawyer; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1888-90; resigned 1890; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1893-94. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., August 13, 1906 (age 69 years, 249 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Laura F. Newell.
George Nordlin George Nordlin (b. 1884) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., May, 1884. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 38, 1917-22; member of Minnesota state senate 38th District, 1923-34. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Patrick Daniel Norton (1876-1953) — also known as Patrick D. Norton — of Hettinger, Adams County, N.Dak.; Mandan, Morton County, N.Dak.; Minot, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich., May 17, 1876. Republican. Farmer; lawyer; superintendent of schools; banker; Adams County State's Attorney, 1907-11; secretary of state of North Dakota, 1911-12; U.S. Representative from North Dakota 3rd District, 1913-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1928. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Elks; Foresters; Knights of Columbus. Died in Minot, Ward County, N.Dak., October 14, 1953 (age 77 years, 150 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Minot, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Norton and Bridget (Dolan) Norton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank Edward Packard (1880-1961) — of North Dakota; Oak Park, Cook County, Ill. Born in Renwick, Humboldt County, Iowa, November 18, 1880. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; newspaper reporter; lawyer; North Dakota state tax commissioner, 1911-18; North Dakota state attorney general, 1918-20; attorney for Standard Oil Company, 1921-46. Congregationalist. Died February 9, 1961 (age 80 years, 83 days). Interment at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Frank D. Packard and Harriet (Olden) Packard; married, September 16, 1903, to Bulah Richardson.
  Cornelius Solomon Palmer (b. 1844) — also known as Cornelius S. Palmer — of Jericho, Chittenden County, Vt.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Underhill, Chittenden County, Vt., November 2, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1880; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1883-88; member of South Dakota state senate 9th District, 1897-98. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jonah Ferris Palmer and Chloe (Mead) Palmer; married, October 20, 1872, to Annis R. Fassett.
  Hector H. Perry (b. 1876) — of Ellendale, Dickey County, N.Dak. Born in New London, Waupaca County, Wis., August 20, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; real estate business; member of North Dakota Democratic State Committee, 1912-16, 1928-36; North Dakota Democratic state chair, 1914-16, 1928-31; member of Democratic National Committee from North Dakota, 1916-24, 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1920; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for North Dakota, 1933-47. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ebenezer P. Perry and Caroline J. Perry; married 1900 to Jennie H. Monty.
  Richard Franklin Pettigrew (1848-1926) — also known as Richard F. Pettigrew — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vt., July 23, 1848. Lawyer; surveyor; real estate business; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1872; member Dakota territorial council, 1877-79, 1885-86; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1881-83; defeated, 1882; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1889-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1904, 1908. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., October 5, 1926 (age 78 years, 74 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Pettigrew and Hannah B. (Sawtelle) Pettigrew; married, February 27, 1879, to Bessie V. Pittare.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1839-1901) — also known as Gilbert A. Pierce — of Porter County, Ind.; Illinois; North Dakota; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in East Otto, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., January 11, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; journalist; newspaper editor; author; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1869; Governor of Dakota Territory, 1884-86; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1889-91; U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1893. Died at the Lexington Hotel, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 15, 1901 (age 62 years, 35 days). Interment at Adams Cemetery, Valparaiso, Ind.
  Pierce County, N.Dak. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Earl Ralph Pomeroy III (b. 1952) — also known as Earl Pomeroy — of Valley City, Barnes County, N.Dak. Born in Valley City, Barnes County, N.Dak., September 2, 1952. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1981-85; North Dakota insurance commissioner, 1985-92; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  William Edward Purcell (1856-1928) — also known as William E. Purcell — of Wahpeton, Richland County, N.Dak. Born in Flemington, Hunterdon County, N.J., August 3, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Dakota Territory, 1888-89; delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Richland County, 1889; Richland County State's Attorney, 1889-91; member of Democratic National Committee from North Dakota, 1889; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1892, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member of North Dakota state senate, 1906-10; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1910-11; defeated, 1914. Catholic. Died in 1928 (age about 71 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Purcell and Johanna (Duggan) Purcell; married, April 3, 1889, to Myra E. Stevens.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Rice (1854-1952) — of Flandreau, Moody County, S.Dak. Born in Butler County, Iowa, November 16, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1883-86; Speaker of the Dakota Territory House of Representatives, 1885; Dakota territory attorney general, 1885-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1900; member of South Dakota state senate 15th District, 1905-06; South Dakota railroad commissioner, 1907-13; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 21st District, 1931-34. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Modern Woodmen of America. Died October 14, 1952 (age 97 years, 333 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Orson Rice and Anna Lee (Hawker) Rice; married to Ida Smith.
  Peter O. Sathre (1878-1968) — of Finley, Steele County, N.Dak.; Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Adams, Mower County, Minn., February 7, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; Steele County State's Attorney, 1912-20; member of North Dakota state senate, 1927-32; North Dakota state attorney general, 1933-37; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1937. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of Norway; Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen. Died in Sharon, Steele County, N.Dak., January 23, 1968 (age 89 years, 350 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Maline (Hansdotter) Sathre (1841-1927) and Jacob Pederson Sathre (1842-1907); married, April 14, 1912, to Mina Hilstad.
  James Herbert Sinclair (1871-1943) — also known as James H. Sinclair — of Kenmare, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Canada, October 9, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; superintendent of schools; farmer; real estate business; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1915; U.S. Representative from North Dakota, 1919-35 (3rd District 1919-33, at-large 1933-35). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died September 5, 1943 (age 71 years, 331 days). Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ellison Griffith Smith (b. 1854) — also known as Ellison G. Smith — of Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in Noble County, Ohio, December 5, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member Dakota territorial council, 1887; circuit judge in South Dakota 1st Circuit, 1889-1909; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 4th District, 1909-23; law professor. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Griffith Smith and Mary A. (Ellison) Smith; married, October 18, 1877, to Anna F. Kirkwood; married, January 3, 1922, to Florence Pearl Hunkins.
  Burleigh Folsom Spalding (1853-1934) — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born near Craftsbury, Orleans County, Vt., December 3, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Cass County, 1889; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1899-1901, 1903-05; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1907; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1924, 1928 (alternate), 1932. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., March 17, 1934 (age 80 years, 104 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, N.Dak.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lynn Upshaw Stambaugh (1890-1971) — also known as Lynn U. Stambaugh — of North Dakota. Born in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kan., July 4, 1890. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1944. Member, Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; American Legion. Died in Washington, D.C., May 27, 1971 (age 80 years, 327 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Winfield Scott Stambaugh; married 1915 to Enid Ericson.
  Alfred Delavan Thomas (1837-1896) — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born near Delavan, Walworth County, Wis., August 11, 1837. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for North Dakota, 1890-96; died in office 1896. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., August 8, 1896 (age 58 years, 363 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Delavan, Wis.
  Knut Magnus Wefald (1900-1991) — also known as Magnus Wefald — of Hawley, Clay County, Minn. Born in Hawley, Clay County, Minn., April 21, 1900. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 49th District, 1947-58. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died, in St. John's Hospital, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., February 9, 1991 (age 90 years, 294 days). Interment at Hawley Cemetery, Hawley, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Knud Magnus Wefald (1869-1936) and Sarah (Skree) Wefald (1877-1966); married, November 22, 1924, to Verna M. Ellingson (1899-1991).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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