Ruth Meiers

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Ruth Meiers
33rd Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
In office
January 1, 1985 – March 19, 1987
Governor George A. Sinner
Preceded by Ernest Sands
Succeeded by Lloyd Omdahl
Personal details
Born (1925-11-06)November 6, 1925
Died March 19, 1987(1987-03-19) (aged 61)

Ruth Meiers (November 6, 1925 – March 19, 1987)[1] was the first female Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota. She became the 33rd Lieutenant Governor in 1985. Meiers was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer in 1986 and died in office six months later in March 1987. The Ruth Meiers Hospitality House is named in her honor. Meiers was a social worker in Mountrail County, North Dakota. In 1974, Meiers served in the North Dakota House of Representatives as a Democrat.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Ernest Sands
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Lloyd Omdahl


  1. ^ Alan Ehrenhalt (ed.). North Dakota Legislative Manual. Congressional Quarterly Press. ISBN 0871873753. 
  2. ^ "Lieut. Governor Ruth Meiers of North Dakota Dies". The New York Times. AP. March 21, 1987. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 

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