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Governor of North Dakota
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Seal of North Dakota
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Incumbent
John Hoeven

since December 15, 2000
Style The Honorable
Inaugural holder John Millier
1889
Formation Constitution of North Dakota

The Governor of North Dakota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of North Dakota. The current Governor is John Hoeven. The Governor has the power to sign and veto laws, and to call the Legislative Assembly into emergency session. The Governor is also chairman of the North Dakota Industrial Commission. The official residence of the Governor is the North Dakota Governor's Residence. There are no limits on the number of terms a governor may serve.

The following is a list of Governors of the state of North Dakota, United States.

Contents

List of North Dakota Governors

Number of Governors of North Dakota by party affiliation
Party Governors
Republican 17
Republican/NPL 7
Democratic 3
Democratic-NPL 3
Independent 1
# Name Term Party Life
1 John Miller November 20, 1889–January 7, 1891 Republican 1843–1908
2 Andrew H. Burke January 7, 1891–January 3, 1893 Republican 1850–1918
3 Eli C. D. Shortridge January 3, 1893–January 10, 1895 Independent 1830–1908
4 Roger Allin January 10, 1895–January 6, 1897 Republican 1848–1936
5 Frank A. Briggs January 6, 1897–August 15, 1898 Republican 1858–1898
6 Joseph M. Devine August 15, 1898–January 3, 1899 Republican 1861–1938
7 Frederick B. Fancher January 3, 1899–January 10, 1901 Republican 1852–1944
8 Frank White January 10, 1901–January 4, 1905 Republican 1856–1940
9 Elmore Y. Sarles January 4, 1905–January 9, 1907 Republican 1859–1929
10 John Burke January 9, 1907–January 8, 1913 Democratic 1859–1937
11 L. B. Hanna January 8, 1913–January 3, 1917 Republican 1861–1948
12 Lynn Frazier January 3, 1917–November 23, 1921 Republican/NPL 1874–1947
13 Ragnvald A. Nestos November 23, 1921–January 7, 1925 Republican/IVA 1877–1942
14 Arthur G. Sorlie January 7, 1925–August 28, 1928 Republican/NPL 1874–1928
15 Walter Maddock August 28, 1928–January 9, 1929 Republican/NPL 1880–1951
16 George F. Shafer January 9, 1929–December 31, 1932 Republican/IVA 1888–1948
17 William Langer December 31, 1932–June 21, 1934 Republican/NPL 1886–1959
18 Ole H. Olson June 21, 1934–January 7, 1935 Republican/NPL 1872–1954
19 Thomas H. Moodie January 7, 1935–February 2, 1935 Democratic 1878–1948
20 Walter Welford February 2, 1935–January 6, 1937 Republican/NPL 1868–1952
21 William Langer January 6, 1937–January 5, 1939 Republican/NPL 1886–1959
22 John Moses January 5, 1939–January 4, 1945 Democratic 1885–1945
23 Fred George Aandahl January 4, 1945–January 3, 1951 Republican 1897–1966
24 Clarence Norman Brunsdale January 3, 1951–January 9, 1957 Republican 1891–1978
25 John E. Davis January 9, 1957–January 4, 1961 Republican 1913–1990
26 William L. Guy January 4, 1961–January 2, 1973 Democratic-NPL 1919–
27 Arthur A. Link January 2, 1973–January 6, 1981 Democratic-NPL 1914–
28 Allen I. Olson January 6, 1981–January 1, 1985 Republican 1938–
29 George A. Sinner January 1, 1985–December 15, 1992 Democratic-NPL 1928–
30 Ed Schafer December 15, 1992–December 15, 2000 Republican 1946–
31 John Hoeven December 15, 2000– Republican 1957–

Other high offices held

This is a table of congressional seats, other federal offices, and other governorships held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented North Dakota except where noted.

Name Gubernatorial term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
Frank White 1901-1905 Treasurer of the United States
John Burke 1907-1913 Treasurer of the United States
Lynn Frazier 1917-1921 S
William Langer 1937-1939 S
John Moses 1939-1945 S
Fred G. Aandahl 1945-1951 H United States Assistant Secretary of the Interior
Clarence Norman Brunsdale 1951-1957 S
Arthur A. Link 1973-1981 H
Ed Schafer 1992-2000 United States Secretary of Agriculture

Living former governors

As of December 2009, five former governors were alive, the oldest being Arthur A. Link (1973–1981, born 1914). The most recent governor to die was John E. Davis (1957–1961), on May 12, 1990. Davis was also the most recently-serving governor to die.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
William L. Guy 1961-1973 September 30, 1919 (1919-09-30) (age 90)
Arthur A. Link 1973-1981 May 24, 1914 (1914-05-24) (age 95)
Allen I. Olson 1973–1981 November 5, 1938 (1938-11-05) (age 71)
George Sinner 1985-1992 May 19, 1928 (1928-05-19) (age 81)
Ed Schafer 1992–2000 August 8, 1946 (1946-08-08) (age 63)

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