Elmore Y. Sarles

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Elmore Y. Sarles
9th Governor of North Dakota
In office
January 4, 1905 – January 9, 1907
Lieutenant David Bartlett
Robert S. Lewis
Preceded by Frank White
Succeeded by John Burke
Personal details
Born January 15, 1859
Wonewoc, Wisconsin
Died February 14, 1929 (aged 70)
Hillsboro, North Dakota
Political party Republican

Elmore Yocum Sarles (January 15, 1859 – February 14, 1929) was an American politician who was the ninth Governor of North Dakota from 1905 to 1907.


Born in Wonewoc, Wisconsin, Sarles was educated in the public schools in Prescott, Wisconsin and the Gale College in Galesville, Wisconsin. He arrived in Hillsboro, North Dakota in 1881 where he founded the Traill 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.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ "Elmore Y. Sarles". National Governors Association. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Elmore Y. Sarles". Find a Grave. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank White
Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
John Burke