John M. Andrist

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John M. Andrist
Member of the North Dakota State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1931-08-01) August 1, 1931 (age 86)
Crosby, North Dakota
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elaine Andrist (deceased)
Profession publisher

John M. Andrist (born 1931) is a Republican politician who was a member of the North Dakota Senate for the 2nd district from 1993 to 2014.[1][2]


John Andrist was born on August 1, 1931.[3] His father, Calvin L. Andrist, was the publisher of the Divide County Journal, now known as The Crosby Journal. From 1950 to 1957, he worked full-time for the journal, served as managing editor from 1958 to 1961, and as publisher from 1961 to 1991.[3] From 1970 to 1971, he was President of the North Dakota Press Association, and from 1989 to 1990, of the National Newspaper Association.[1][2][3] He is also a former President of the North Dakota Society of Professional Journalists.[1][2] In 2000, he was inducted in the North Dakota Newspaper Association Hall of Fame.[1][2] In 2002, he received the National Newspaper Association's Amos Award for distinguished service to the community press.[3]

He served in the North Dakota Senate from 1993 to 2014.[1][2] He sits on the Board of the Medora Foundation, which aims at improving Medora, North Dakota.[1][2] He is a Kiwanis.[1][2] He is a recipient of the North Dakota National Leadership Award of Excellence.[1][2]

He is a widower to Elaine Andrist, and they had five children together.[1] He lives in Crosby, North Dakota .[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "John Andrist". North Dakota Legislative Branch. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i North Dakota Republican Party Senators
  3. ^ a b c d Crosby journal biography