List of North Dakota Tax Commissioners

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The following is a list of Tax Commissioners of North Dakota since the office was created in 1919.[1] The office was an appointed position from 1919 to 1940, and an elected position on the no-party ballot from 1940 to 1987, and an elected position on a party ballot since 1987.

Party information given for the commissioners who served before 1940 is based on the party of the Governor of North Dakota who appointed them to the position. From 1940 to 1987, the office became an elected position, but was placed on the no party ballot. Since 1987, the office has been placed on a party-affiliated ballot.

# Name Term Party
1 George E. Wallace 1919–1921 Republican
2 C.C. Converse 1922–1925 Republican
3 Thorstein H. Thoresen 1925–1929 Republican
4 Iver A. Acker 1929–1932 Republican
5 F.A. Vogel 1933 Republican
6 J.J. Weeks 1933–1935 Republican
7 Lee Nichols 1935–1937 Republican
8 John Kenneth Murray 1937 Republican
9 Owen T. Owen 1937–1938 Republican
10 Claude P. Stone 1938–1939 Republican
11 William T. DePuy 1939 Democratic
12 Lee Nichols 1939 Republican
13 John Gray 1939–1952 Democratic[2]
14 Burtis B. Conyne 1952
15 J. Arthur Engen 1953–1963
16 Lloyd Omdahl 1963–1966
17 Edwin O. Sjaasstad 1966–1969
18 Byron Dorgan 1969–1980 Democratic-NPL[3]
19 Kent Conrad 1981–1986 Democratic-NPL[4]
20 Heidi Heitkamp 1986–1992 Democratic-NPL
21 Robert E. Hanson 1993–1995 Democratic-NPL
22 Rick Clayburgh 1996–2005 Republican
23 Cory Fong 2005–2013 Republican
23 Ryan Rauschenberger 2013– Republican

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nd.gov/tax/abouttax/chronology-of-tax-commissioners.pdf
  2. ^ John Gray is listed as a Democrat because he was a first appointed by a Democratic governor, although after 1940 he ran on a no party ballot
  3. ^ Byron Dorgan is listed as a Democrat since he would later represent the party in other offices
  4. ^ Kent Conrad is listed as a Democrat since he would later represent the party in other offices

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