Elmore Y. Sarles
|Elmore Y. Sarles|
|9th Governor of North Dakota|
January 4, 1905 – January 9, 1907
|Lieutenant||David Bartlett (1905-1906)
Robert S. Lewis (1907)
|Preceded by||Frank White|
|Succeeded by||John Burke|
|Born||January 15, 1859
|Died||February 14, 1929 (aged 70)
Hillsboro, North Dakota
Born in Wonewoc, Wisconsin, Sarles was educated in the public schools in Prescott and the University of Galesville. He arrived in Hillsboro, North Dakota in 1881 where he founded the Trail County Bank and a lumberyard. He married Anna York on January 10, 1886, and had two sons and two daughters. Sarles was also founder and president of The First National Bank of Hillsboro.
Elmore Sarles became the mayor of Hillsboro in 1900 and served one term through 1902. Sarles was elected Governor. "More business in government" was Sarles' motto. There was a surplus of $200,000 in the state treasury when he left the Governor's office.
Sarles died on February 14, 1929, and is buried in Hillsboro Cemetery #1 (Riverside Cemetery) in Hillsboro, North Dakota.
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