List of Speakers of the North Dakota House of Representatives

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The following is a List of Speakers of the North Dakota House of Representatives, a position that was created with the state's constitution in 1889.[1] The term indicated is the year of the legislative session in which the individual served as speaker. It is customary for the Speaker to serve for only one session. The Speaker is chosen from the party that has the majority in the given session.

# Name Term Party District
1 David B. Wellman 1889 Republican
22
2 William B. Allen 1891 Republican
25
3 George H. Walsh 1893 Republican
6
4 James C. Gill 1895 Republican
11
5 Erastus A. Williams 1897 Republican
27
6 Thomas Baker, Jr. 1899 Republican
9
7 Robert M. Pollock 1901 Republican
9
8 Thomas Baker, Jr. 1903 Republican
9
9 George Piercy 1905 Republican
23
10 Treadwell Twichell 1907 Republican
10
11 Usher L. Burdick 1909 Republican
18
12 James M. Hanley 1911 Republican
30
13 John H. Fraine 1913 Republican
4
14 Alfred P. Hanson 1915 Republican
38
15 Howard R. Wood 1917 Republican
29
16 L. L. Stair 1919 Republican
28
17 Luther L. Twichell 1921 Republican
9
18 Roy Johnson 1923 Republican
10
19 Ben C. Larkin 1925 Republican
32
20 John W. Carr 1927 Republican
23
21 Edwin Traynor 1929 Republican
21
22 Charles V. Freeman 1931 Republican
6
23 Minnie D. Craig[2] 1933 Republican-NPL
20
24 William Crockett 1935 Republican-NPL
18
25 Math Dahl 1937 Republican-NPL
26
26 Oscar W. Hagen 1939 Republican-NPL
41
27 Earl D. Symington 1941 Republican
1
28 Ralph Beede 1943 Republican
47
29 A. R. Bergesen 1945 Republican
9
30 Vernon M. Johnson 1947 Republican
12
31 Palmer Levin 1949 Republican
3
32 Leo Sticka 1951 Republican
31
33 Walter Bubel 1953 Republican
48
34 Kenneth A. Fitch 1955 Republican
9
35 Ben J. Wolf 1957 Republican
36
36 Hjalmar C. Nygaard 1959 Republican
14
37 R. Fay Brown 1961 Republican
27
38 Stanley Saugstad 1963 Republican
29
39 Arthur A. Link 1965 Democratic-NPL
41
40 Gordon S. Aamoth 1967 Republican
21
41 Ernest Norman Johnson 1969 Republican
23
42 Howard Bier 1971 Republican
31
43 Art Bunker 1973 Republican
21
44 Robert F. Reimers 1975 Republican
29
45 Oscar Solberg 1977 Democratic-NPL
9
46 Vernon E. Wagner 1979 Republican
47
47 James A. Peterson 1981 Republican
40
48 Patricia Kelly 1983 Democratic-NPL
21
49 Roy Hausauer 1985 Republican
25
50 Richard Kloubec 1987 Republican
51
51 William Kretschmar 1989 Republican
28
52 Ronald A. Anderson 1991 Republican
39
53 Rick Berg 1993 Republican
45
54 Clarence Martin 1995 Republican
55
55 Mike Timm 1997 Republican
5
56 Francis J. Wald 1999 Republican
37
57 LeRoy G. Bernstein 2001 Republican
45
58 Janet Wentz 2003 Republican
3
59 Matthew Klein 2005 Republican
40
60 Jeff Delzer 2007 Republican
8
61 David Monson 2009 Republican
10
62 David Drovdal 2011 Republican
39
63 Bill Devlin 2013 Republican
23
64 Wesley Belter 2015 Republican
22
65 Larry Bellew 2017 Republican
38
66 Lawrence Klemin 2019 Republican
47

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