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Jack Dalrymple

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Jack Dalrymple
Jack Dalrymple 2013.jpg
32nd Governor of North Dakota
In office
December 7, 2010 – December 15, 2016
LieutenantDrew Wrigley
Preceded byJohn Hoeven
Succeeded byDoug Burgum
36th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
In office
December 15, 2000 – December 7, 2010
GovernorJohn Hoeven
Preceded byRosemarie Myrdal
Succeeded byDrew Wrigley
Member of the North Dakota House of Representatives
from the 22nd district
In office
Succeeded byVonnie Pietsch
Personal details
John Stewart Dalrymple III

(1948-10-16) October 16, 1948 (age 72)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Betsy Wood
Children4 daughters
Alma materYale University (BA)

John Stewart Dalrymple III (born October 16, 1948) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 32nd governor of North Dakota, from 2010 to 2016. He was previously the 36th lieutenant governor of North Dakota from 2000 until December 2010, when Governor John Hoeven resigned and Dalrymple succeeded him.

Dalrymple served as a state representative for eight consecutive terms, from 1984 through 2000. He was a candidate for the U.S. Senate twice in 1988 and 1992.

Early life

Dalrymple was born on October 16, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Mary Josephine (Knoblauch) and John Stewart Dalrymple Jr.[1] He spent many of his formative years in Casselton, North Dakota, on his family's wheat farm, which was established in 1875 by his great-grandfather, Oliver Dalrymple.

At age 7, when Dalrymple was in elementary school in 1955, his grandfather, John Stewart Dalrymple, Oliver's son, "still owned about 25,000 acres of farmland."[2]

In 1966, he graduated from the Blake School (Minneapolis), a private co-educational day school, where he took the preparatory course to earn his high school diploma.

Heading to Connecticut for college as a legacy student, Dalrymple graduated with honors from Yale College with the Class of 1970, with an A.B. in American studies.[citation needed]

Agricultural career

Dalrymple returned after graduation to North Dakota, going to work managing the family's Dalrymple Farm in the Red River Valley, a durum wheat producer in the Casselton area.[3]

Dalrymple was named the Outstanding Young Farmer of the United States of America in 1983 by Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA).[4]

He was the founding board chairman of Dakota Growers Pasta Company, formed as an agricultural cooperative of more than 1,100 primarily North Dakota wheat growers in 1992.[citation needed] The cooperative grew to become North America's third-largest manufacturer and marketer of dry pasta products.[5] Dakota Growers Pasta provides an array of products for retail brands, retail private label and food service. Dalrymple led the transition of the structure of the organization, from a cooperative to a C corporation, to raise capital and to perform acquisitions.[6] Dakota Growers Pasta was sold in May 2010 for about $240 million to a Canadian firm, Viterra Inc.[7] Opposition to the Viterra sale was largely due to the fact that "the cooperative was created with the help of the state-owned Bank of North Dakota, other rural cooperatives and the city of Carrington, where the cooperative was based." Some government leaders felt strongly that these entities should also benefit from the sale.[6]

Ernst and Young (now EY) selected Dalrymple as the 2007 Master Winner Award Winner Upper Midwest Region, for his work in helping to found and guide Dakota Growers Pasta Company.[8]

Volunteer service

In 1975, Dalrymple helped to found ShareHouse Inc., a residential treatment program for those recovering from alcohol or drug dependencies, in Fargo.[9][10]

During the 1980s, Dalrymple served on the Casselton (ND) Jobs Development Commission.[11]

In the 1990s, Dalrymple was chairman of the Board for Prairie Public Television (now Prairie Public), the PBS affiliate which also provides radio and public media services serving North Dakota and the surrounding region.[12]

Career in the state legislature

In 1984, he won a seat in the North Dakota House of Representatives. He won re-election in 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998. He represented rural Casselton, Cass County.[citation needed]

He served as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for four years. In the 1999-2000 interim, he also chaired the Budget Section, the legislative panel charged with reviewing spending issues between sessions.[citation needed]

U.S. Senate elections


In December 1987, Dalrymple announced he would run for the U.S. Senate.[13] He lost the Republican nomination to state House majority leader Earl Strinden.[14] Strinden lost the general election to incumbent Democratic U.S. senator Quentin Burdick.


On September 8, 1992, Burdick died. Governor George Sinner appointed Burdick's widow Jocelyn Burdick to fill the vacancy until a special election was held. She was not a candidate for election to the rest of the term. On September 17, 1992, Dalrymple announced he would run in the special election.[15] In October 1992, he won the Republican nomination.[16] Kent Conrad, who held North Dakota's other Senate seat at the time but had planned to retire from it (he decided to run to fill the Burdick vacancy), defeated Dalrymple 63–34%. Dalrymple only won three counties in the state: Billings, McIntosh, and Sheridan.[17]

Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota

Dalrymple was elected as Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota in 2000 on the Republican ticket with John Hoeven. He was re-elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2004 and 2008 along with then-Governor Hoeven.

Dalrymple, at a parade in West Fargo.
Dalrymple, at a parade in West Fargo.

Governor of North Dakota

Then-Lt. Governor Dalrymple became governor following the resignation of John Hoeven, who was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2010. The transition took place in accordance with the gubernatorial succession provisions of the Constitution of North Dakota. Two days later, on November 4, 2010, Dalrymple designated now-former U.S. attorney for North Dakota Drew Wrigley as his successor to become Lieutenant Governor, once his transition to the governor's office was completed.[citation needed]

On December 7, 2010, Hoeven officially tendered his resignation as governor to Alvin Jaeger, the North Dakota secretary of state. Later that day, in front of a joint session of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly and before a statewide television audience, Dalrymple was sworn in as governor, and then Wrigley was sworn in as lieutenant governor.[citation needed]

On November 1, 2011, Governor Dalrymple announced on a multi city tour of North Dakota that he would run for a full four-year term as governor, with Wrigley as his running mate. In 2012, Dalrymple handily defeated Democratic challenger Ryan Taylor in the general election to serve a full term as governor.[18]

North Dakota does not have a term limit for governor or lieutenant governor, meaning that any individual could be elected to and serve an unlimited number of terms.

On August 24, 2015, Governor Dalrymple announced that he would not seek reelection in 2016.[19]

Personal life

Dalrymple married the former Betsy Wood in 1971, and they have four daughters.[20]

Electoral history

United States Senate special election in North Dakota, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL Kent Conrad 103,246 63.22
Republican Jack Dalrymple 55,194 33.80
Independent Darold Larson 4,871 2.98
North Dakota gubernatorial election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Dalrymple (inc.) 200,525 63.10%
Democratic-NPL Ryan M Taylor 109,048 34.31%
Independent Paul Sorum 5,356 1.69%
Independent Roland C. Riemers 2,618 0.82%

2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests

In 2016, a series of protests was held against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), by groups including ReZpect Our Water and Native American tribes including the Standing Rock Sioux. Dalrymple called in the North Dakota National Guard's 191st Military Police to deal with protesters.[21][22]

See also


  1. ^ "Obituary for Mary Dalrymple Morrison - WAYZATA, MN". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Dalrymple Farm - Fargo History". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Home - North Dakota Office of the Governor". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  4. ^ root. "Jack Dalrymple".
  5. ^ "Welcome to Amvest". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b Tribune, EMILY COLEMAN Bismarck. "How Dakota Growers Pasta came to be sold". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame - EY Entrepreneur Of The Year". Archived from the original on 14 June 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  9. ^ "About Us - ShareHouse". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Governor Jack Dalrymple - North Dakota Office of the Governor". 18 September 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Governor Jack Dalrymple". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  12. ^ "1990s". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Dalrymple announces his bid for GOP Senate endorsement". Grand Forks Herald. December 9, 1987. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  14. ^ "Incumbents rule the roost of campaign funding Burdick balance blots out Strinden". Grand Forks Herald. April 23, 1988. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  15. ^ "Dalrymple throws in hat for Burdick seat; more hats likely to follow". Grand Forks Herald. September 17, 1992. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  16. ^ "It'll be Conrad vs. Dalrymple; Republican candidate Jack Dalrymple sets tough campaign tone". Grand Forks Herald. October 5, 1992. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  17. ^ "ND US Senate Special". Our Campaigns. Randy Parker. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  18. ^ "2016 President Primaries Results". Politico. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  19. ^ "Governor Jack Dalrymple will not run for re-election". Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  20. ^ "First Lady Betsy Dalrymple - North Dakota Office of the Governor". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  21. ^ Wong, Julia (November 21, 2016). "Standing Rock protest: hundreds clash with police over Dakota Access Pipeline". The Guardian. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  22. ^ Thompson, Dave (September 8, 2016). "National Guard to provide administrative support, traffic control for the DAPL protest". Prairie Public Radio. Retrieved October 10, 2016.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Earl Strinden
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from North Dakota
(Class 1)

Succeeded by
Ben Clayburgh
Preceded by
John Hoeven
Republican nominee for Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Doug Burgum
Political offices
Preceded by
Rosemarie Myrdal
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Drew Wrigley
Preceded by
John Hoeven
Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Doug Burgum
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