|32nd Governor of North Dakota|
December 7, 2010
|Preceded by||John Hoeven|
|36th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota|
December 15, 2000 – December 7, 2010
|Preceded by||Rosemarie Myrdal|
|Succeeded by||Drew Wrigley|
|Member of the North Dakota House of Representatives from the 22nd district|
|Succeeded by||Vonnie Pietsch|
|Born||John Stewart Dalrymple III
October 16, 1948
|Alma mater||Yale University|
John Stewart "Jack" Dalrymple III (born October 16, 1948) is a North Dakota politician and businessman who has been the 32nd Governor of North Dakota since 2010. He was previously the 36th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota from 2000 until December 2010, when Governor John Hoeven resigned and Dalrymple succeeded him. He has also served as a state representative, and ran for the U.S. Senate twice.
Early life, education, and early career
Dalrymple was born on October 16, 1948 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Casselton, North Dakota on his family's farm, which was established in 1875 as the state's first large-scale wheat farm. He graduated with honors from Yale University, with a B.S. in American Studies. He then returned to North Dakota to manage the farming operations.[not in citation given]
He served on the Casselton Jobs Development Commission, and helped to found Share House, Inc., a Fargo residential treatment program for those recovering from alcohol or drug dependencies. He is a former chairman of the Board for Prairie Public Television, and he was named the Outstanding Young Farmer of the United States of America in 1983.
North Dakota legislature
He served as chairman of the House Appropriations committee for four years. In the 1999-2000 interim, he also chaired the Budget Section, the legislative panel charged with reviewing spending issues between sessions.
U.S. Senate elections
In December 1987, he announced he would run for the U.S. Senate. He lost the Republican nomination to State House Majority Leader Earl Strinden. Strinden lost the general election to incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Quentin Burdick.
On September 8, 1992 Burdick died, leaving a vacant seat. Governor George Sinner appointed Burdick's widow Jocelyn Burdick to fill the vacancy until a special election was held. She was not a candidate for election to the rest of the term. On September 17, 1992 Dalrymple announced he would run in the special election. In October 1992, he won the Republican nomination. U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, of North Dakota's other senate seat, defeated Dalrymple 63%-34%. Dalrymple only won three counties in the state: Billings, McIntosh, and Sheridan.
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Governor of North Dakota
Then-Lt. Governor Dalrymple became governor following the resignation of John Hoeven, who was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2010 (in accordance with the gubernatorial succession provisions of the Constitution of North Dakota). Two days later, on November 4, 2010, Dalrymple designated now-former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Drew Wrigley as his successor once his transition to the governor's office was completed.
On December 7, 2010, Hoeven officially tendered his resignation as governor to Alvin Jaeger, the North Dakota secretary of state. Later that day, in front of a joint session of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly and before a statewide television audience, Dalrymple was sworn in as governor, and then Wrigley was sworn in as lieutenant governor.
On November 1, 2011, Governor Dalrymple announced on a multi city tour of North Dakota that he would run for a full four-year term as Governor, with Wrigley as his running mate. In 2012, Dalrymple handily defeated Democratic challenger Ryan Taylor in the General Election to serve a full term as governor.
North Dakota places no term limits upon either the governor or the lieutenant governor, meaning that an individual may be elected to and serve for any number of terms.
Dalrymple married Betsy Wood in 1971, and has four daughters.
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- "Dalrymple announces his bid for GOP Senate endorsement". Grand Forks Herald. December 9, 1987. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "Incumbents rule the roost of campaign funding Burdick balance blots out Strinden". Grand Forks Herald. April 23, 1988. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "Dalrymple throws in hat for Burdick seat; more hats likely to follow". Grand Forks Herald. September 17, 1992. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "It'll be Conrad vs. Dalrymple; Republican candidate Jack Dalrymple sets tough campaign tone". Grand Forks Herald. October 5, 1992. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "ND US Senate Special". Our Campaigns. Randy Parker. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- Governor Jack Dalrymple official North Dakota government website
- Jack Dalrymple for Governor
- Jack Dalrymple at DMOZ
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