Jocelyn Burdick

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Jocelyn Burdick
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United States Senator
from North Dakota
In office
September 16, 1992 – December 14, 1992
Appointed by George Sinner
Preceded by Quentin Burdick
Succeeded by Kent Conrad
Personal details
Born (1922-02-06) February 6, 1922 (age 92)
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Quentin Burdick (1960–1992)
Alma mater Principia College
Northwestern University

Jocelyn Birch Burdick (born February 6, 1922) is an American politician who served as 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.

Burdick was the first woman to serve in either house of the U.S. Congress from North Dakota. She lives in Fargo, where she remains active in politics.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Quentin Burdick
United States Senator (Class 1) from North Dakota
1992
Served alongside: Kent Conrad
Succeeded by
Kent Conrad