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Lloyd B. Omdahl (born January 5, 1931) was the 34th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, taking office after Ruth Meiers died in 1987.[1] Governor George A. Sinner was re-elected with Omdahl on the Democratic ticket in 1988. He was the last Democrat to hold that role to date.

Lloyd Omdahl
34th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
In office
March 19, 1987 – December 15, 1992
GovernorGeorge Sinner
Preceded byRuth Meiers
Succeeded byRosemarie Myrdal
Tax Commissioner of North Dakota
In office
1963–1966
GovernorWilliam L. Guy
Preceded byJ. Arthur Engen
Succeeded byEdwin O. Sjaasstad
Personal details
Born (1931-01-05) January 5, 1931 (age 88)
Conway, North Dakota
Political partyDemocratic-NPL
Alma materUniversity of North Dakota
Occupationprofessor

Previously, Omdahl was a professor of political science at the University of North Dakota[2][3] and was the Democratic nominee for North Dakota's at-large congressional district in 1976. He won the Democratic primary with 46,382 votes (86.43%), defeating Torfin Teigen, who took 7,281 votes (13.57%).[4] In the general election, he lost to incumbent Republican Congressman Mark Andrews by 181,018 votes (62.45%) to 104,263 votes (35.97%). Russell Kleppe of the American Party took 4,600 votes (1.59%).[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "North Dakota`s Historic Gubernatorial Power Shift". KFYR-TV. 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  2. ^ "Want to vote? No problem here". The Telegraph. 1980-08-28. p. 16.
  3. ^ Biographical Directory. The Association. 1973. p. 365.
  4. ^ Our Campaigns Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  5. ^ Our Campaigns Retrieved 2014-02-12.

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Political offices
Preceded by
J. Arthur Engen
Tax Commissioner of North Dakota
1963–1966
Succeeded by
Edwin O. Sjaasstad
Preceded by
Ruth Meiers
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
1987–1992
Succeeded by
Rosemarie Myrdal