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Jocelyn Burdick

In office
September 16, 1992 – December 14, 1992
Preceded by Quentin Burdick
Succeeded by Kent Conrad

Born February 6, 1922 (1922-02-06) (age 87)
Fargo, North Dakota
Nationality American
Political party Democratic-NPL
Spouse(s) Quentin Burdick (deceased)
Residence Fargo, North Dakota
Alma mater Northwestern University (1943)

Jocelyn Birch Burdick (b. February 6, 1922, Fargo, North Dakota) was a Democratic United States Senator briefly during 1992.

Upon the death of her husband, Senator Quentin N. Burdick, Governor George Sinner appointed her to fill the vacancy until a special election was held. She was not a candidate for election to the rest of the term, and retired to Fargo upon the election of Kent Conrad to the office.

She is to date the only woman to have represented North Dakota in the U.S. Senate and the only woman to have served in Congress from North Dakota. She lives in Fargo where she continues to remain active in politics.

United States Senate
Preceded by
Quentin N. Burdick
United States Senator (Class 1) from North Dakota
September 16, 1992 – December 14, 1992
Served alongside: Kent Conrad
Succeeded by
Kent Conrad

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