Frank A. Wenstrom

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Frank A. Wenstrom (July 27, 1903 – May 12, 1997) was a North Dakota Republican Party politician who served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota under Governor William L. Guy. Wenstrom also served in the North Dakota Senate for District 1 from 1957 to 1960 and 1967 to 1986, and was the President of the state's second Constitutional Convention.[1]

Franklin Augustus Wenstrom was born and grew up in Wells County, North Dakota. He was the son of James A. Wenstrom (1874-1963) and Anna (Kringstad) Wenstrom (1874-1967). His parents were of Norwegian and Swedish immigrant heritage. Beginning in 1933, he worked in the oil business in Carrington, North Dakota. In 1945, he became secretary- manager for the Williston (N.D.) Chamber of Commerce. Wenstrom worked as public relations officer for First National Bank of Williston (1951-1960).[2][3] [4]

In 1938, he was married to Mary Esther Pickett (1907-2002). Wenstrom died at age 93 in 1997 and was buried at Riverview Cemetery in Williston.[5]


  1. ^ North Dakota Blue Book, 1989
  2. ^ "Frank Wenstrom Papers, 1936-1994". University of North Dakota. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wenstrom Foundation Scholarship". Williston (N. D.) Herald. February 2, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Frank A. Wenstrom Papers". State Historical Society of North Dakota. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ Wenstrom has vascular surgery

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Political offices
Preceded by
Orville W. Hagen
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Charles Tighe