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List of North Dakota's Governors

The following is a list of all 33 North Dakota governors, party, and years served.

1. John Miller

Republican

1889-1890

2. Andrew H. Burke

Republican

1891-1892

3. Eli C.D. Shortridge

Populist

1893-1894

4. Roger Allin

Republican

1895-1896

5. Frank A. Briggs

Republican

1897-1898

6. Joseph M. Devine

Republican

1898-1898

7. Frederick B. Fancher

Republican

1899-1900

8. Frank White

Republican

1901-1904

9. Elmore Y. Sarles

Republican

1905-1906

10. John Burke

Democratic

1907-1912

11. Louis B. Hanna

Republican

1913-1916

12. Lynn Frazier

Republican

1917-1921

13. Ragnvold A. Nestos

Republican

1921-1924

14. Arthur G. Sorlie

Republican

1925-1928

15. Walter Maddock

Republican

1928-1928

16. George F. Shafer

Republican

1929-1932

17. William Langer

Republican

1933-1934

18. Ole H. Olson

Republican

1934-1934

19. Thomas H. Moodie

Democratic

1935-1935

20. Walter Welford

Republican

1935-1936

21. William Langer

Republican

1937-1938

22. John Moses

Democratic

1939-1944

23. Fred G. Aandahl

Republican

1945-1950

24. Clarence N. Brunsdale

Republican

1951-1956

25. John E. Davis

Republican

1957-1960

26. William L. Guy

Democratic

1961-1972

27. Arthur A. Link

Democratic

1973-1980

28. Allen I. Olson

Republican

1981-1984

29. George A. Sinner

Democratic

1985-1992

30. Ed Schafer

Republican

1992-2000

31. John Hoeven

Republican

2000-2010

32. Jack Dalrymple

Republican

2010-2016

33. Doug Burgum

Republican

2016 – 

Source:

North Dakota Blue Book, State of North Dakota publication