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Byron Leslie DORGAN

(1942- )
Senate Years of Service:
1992-2011
Party:
Democrat

DORGAN, Byron Leslie, a Representative and a Senator from North Dakota; born in Dickinson, Stark County, N. Dak., May 14, 1942; attended the public schools; B.S., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks 1964; M.B.A., University of Denver 1966; tax commissioner, State of North Dakota 1969-1980; delegate, North Dakota State Democratic conventions 1969-1981; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980 and to the five succeeding congresses; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1992 to the term beginning January 1993; appointed by the Governor to begin serving on December 14, 1992, to fill the vacancy left by Senator Kent Conrad, who assumed the seat left vacant by the death of Quentin Northrop Burdick, and took the oath of office on December 15, 1992; reelected in 1998 and again in 2004, and served from January 3, 1993, to January 3, 2011; chair, Democratic Policy Committee (One Hundred Sixth through One Hundred Eleventh Congresses), Committee on Indian Affairs (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses). was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2010.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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