Political party strength in North Dakota
- Lieutenant Governor
- Secretary of State
- Attorney General
- State Treasurer
- State Auditor
- State Insurance Commissioner
- State Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor/State Agriculture Commissioner/State Labor Commissioner
- State Tax Commissioner
- Superintendent of Public Instruction
The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
- State Senate
- State House of Representatives
- State Public Service Commission
- State delegation to the United States Senate
- State delegation to the United States House of Representatives
For years in which a United States presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.
|Year||Executive offices||State Legislature||Pub. Ser. Com.||United States Congress||Electoral College votes|
|Governor||Lt. Governor||Sec. of State||Attorney General||Treasurer||Auditor||Ins. Comm.||Ag. Comm.||Labor Comm.||Tax Comm.||Supt. of Pub. Inst.||State Senate||State House||U.S. Senator (Class I)||U.S. Senator (Class III)||U.S. House|
|1889||John Miller (R)||Alfred Dickey (R)||John Flittie (R)||George F. Goodwin (R)||Lewis E. Booker (R)||John P. Bray (R)||A.L. Carey (R)||Henry T. Helgesen (R)||No such office||William Mitchell (R)||25R, 6D||58R, 4D||3R||Lyman R. Casey (R)||Gilbert A. Pierce (R)||Henry C. Hansbrough (R)|
|1890||William J. Clapp (R)|
|1891||Andrew H. Burke (R)||Roger Allin (R)||Clarence A.M. Spencer (R)||John Ogden (R)||23R, 6D, 2FA||40R, 16D, 6FA||Henry C. Hansbrough (R)||Martin N. Johnson (R)|
|1892||Archie Currie (North Dakota) (R)|
|1893||Eli C. D. Shortridge (D-I)||Elmer D. Wallace (D-I)||Christian M. Dahl (R)||William H. Standish (D-I)||Knud J. Nomland (D-I)||Arthur W. Porter (D-I)||James Cudhie (D-I)||Nelson Williams (D-I)||Laura J. Eisenhuth (D-I)||19R, 7D, 4P, 1 Fus.||33R, 16D, 13P||3D-I||William N. Roach (D)||Grover Cleveland and Adlai Stevenson (D)
||Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R)
||James Weaver and James Field (P) |
|1895||Roger Allin (R)||John H. Worst (R)||John F. Cowan (R)||George E. Nichols (R)||Frank A. Briggs (R)||Frederick B. Fancher (R)||Andrew H. Laughlin (R)||Emma F. Bates (R)||25R, 4P, 2D||52R, 6P, 2D||3R|
|1897||Frank A. Briggs (R)||Joseph M. Devine (R)||Fred Falley (R)||Nathan B. Hannum (R)||Henry U. Thomas (R)||John G. Halland (R)||24R, 4 Fus., 3D||44R, 18 Fus.||William McKinley and Garret Hobart (R) |
|1898||Joseph M. Devine (R)||vacant|
|1899||Frederick B. Fancher (R)||Joseph M. Devine (R)||Dennis W. Driscoll (R)||Albert N. Carlblom (R)||George W. Harrison (R)||22R, 9 Fus.||55R, 5 Fus., 2D||Porter J. McCumber (R)||Burleigh F. Spalding (R)|
|1901||Frank White (R)||David Bartlett (R)||Edward F. Porter (R)||Oliver D. Comstock (R)||Donald H. McMillan (R)||Ferdinand Leutz (R)||Rollin J. Turner (R)||Joseph M. Devine (R)||24R, 7 Fus.||56R, 5 Fus., 1?||Thomas Frank Marshall (R)||William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) |
|1903||Carl N. Frich (R)||Herbert L. Holmes (R)||Walter L. Stockwell (R)||30R, 7D, 3 Fus.||86R, 11D, 2 Fus., 1I||2R|
|1905||Elmore Y. Sarles (R)||Albert Peterson (R)||Ernest C. Cooper (R)||William C. Gilbreath (R)||33R, 6D, 1I||99R, 1D||Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) |
|1907||John Burke (D)||Robert S. Lewis (R)||Alfred Blaisdell (R)||Thomas F. McCue (R)||33R, 7D||87R, 12D, 1I|
|1909||Andrew Miller (R)||George L. Bickford (R)||David K. Brightbill (R)||38R, 8D, 1I||92R, 8D||Martin N. Johnson (R)||William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) |
|Fountain L. Thompson (D)|
|1910||William E. Purcell (D)|
|1911||Usher L. Burdick (R)||Patrick D. Norton (R)||Gunder Olson (R)||Walter C. Taylor (R)||Edwin J. Taylor (R)||44R, 4D, 1I||90R, 12D, 1S||Asle Gronna (R)|
|1913||L. B. Hanna (R)||Anton T. Kraabel (R)||Thomas Hall (R)||Carl O. Jorgenson (R)||43R, 6D||102R, 8D||3R||Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) |
|1915||John H. Fraine (R)||Henry Linde (R)||John Steen (R)||Robert F. Flint (R)||44R, 5D||106R, 6D|
|1917||Lynn Frazier (R-NPL)||Anton T. Kraabel (R)||William Langer (R-NPL)||Carl R. Kositzky (R)||Sveinung A. Olsness (R)||John N. Hagan (R-NPL)||Neil C. MacDonald (NP)||43R, 6D||97R, 17D|
|1919||Howard R. Wood (R)||Obert A. Olson (R)||George E. Wallace (R)||Minnie J. Nelson (NP)||43R, 6D (35NPL, 14IVA)||99R, 14D (81NPL, 32IVA)|
|1921||William Lemke (R-NPL)||John Steen (R)||David C. Poindexter (R)||49R (25NPL, 24IVA)||113R (59IVA, 54NPL)||Edwin F. Ladd (R)||Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) |
|Ragnvald A. Nestos (R-IVA)||Sveinbjorn Johnson (R)||Joseph A. Kitchen (R)|
|1922||C.C. Converse (R)|
|1923||Frank H. Hyland (R)||George F. Shafer (R)||49R (26IVA, 23NPL)||113R (57IVA, 56NPL)||Lynn Frazier (R-NPL)|
|1925||Arthur G. Sorlie (R-NPL)||Walter Maddock (R-NPL)||Robert Byrne (R)||Chessmur A. Fischer (R)||John Steen (R)||Thorstein H. Thoresen (R)||46R, 3D (25IVA, 24NPL)||106R, 7D (63NPL, 50IVA)||Gerald Nye (R)||Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) |
|1927||Bertha R. Palmer (NP)||49R (25IVA, 24NPL)||113R (60IVA, 53NPL)|
|1928||Walter Maddock (R-NPL)||vacant|
|1929||George F. Shafer (R-IVA)||John W. Carr (R)||James Morris (R)||Berta E. Baker (R)||Iver A. Acker (R)||48R, 1D (26NPL, 23IVA)||112R, 1D (65IVA, 48NPL)||Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) |
|1931||47R, 2D (27IVA, 22NPL)||112R, 1D (58IVA, 55NPL)|
|1933||William Langer (R-NPL)||Ole H. Olson (R-NPL)||Arthur J. Gronna (R)||Alfred S. Dale (R)||John Husby (R)||F.A. Vogel (R)||Arthur E. Thompson (NP)||44R, 5D (R-NPL majority)||103R, 10D (R-NPL majority)||1R, 1R-NPL||Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) |
|Peter O. Sathre (R)||J.J. Weeks (R)|
|1934||Ole H. Olson (R-NPL)||vacant|
|1935||Thomas H. Moodie (D)||Walter Welford (R-NPL)||James D. Gronna (R)||John Gray (R)||Berta E. Baker (R)||Harold Hopton (R)||Theodore Martell (R-NPL)||42R, 7D (R-NPL majority)||83R, 30D (R-NPL majority)|
|Walter Welford (R-NPL)||vacant||Lee Nichols (R)|
|1937||William Langer (R-NPL)||Thorstein H. Thoresen (R)||Alvin C. Strutz (R)||Oscar E. Erickson (R)||John N. Hagan (R-NPL)||John Kenneth Murray (R)||34R, 14D, 1I (R-NPL majority)||87R, 26D (R-NPL majority)|
|Owen T. Owen (R)|
|1938||Claude P. Stone (R)|
|1939||John Moses (D)||Jack A. Patterson (R)||John R. Omland (R)||Math Dahl (R-NPL)||William T. DePuy (D)||39R, 10D (R-NPL majority)||106R, 7D (R-NPL majority)|
|Lee Nichols (R)|
|John Gray (D)|
|1941||Oscar W. Hagen (R-NPL)||Herman Thorson (R)||Carl Anderson (R)||John Gray (NP)||44R, 5D (R-IVA majority)||103R, 10D (R-IVA majority)||William Langer (R-NPL)||2R||Wendell Willkie and Charles L. McNary (R) |
|1943||Henry Holt (D)||Thomas Hall (R)||45R, 4D (R-IVA majority)||106R, 7D (R-IVA majority)||1R, 1R-NPL|
|1945||Fred George Aandahl (R)||Clarence P. Dahl (R)||Nels G. Johnson (R)||Otto Krueger (R)||Otto Krueger (R)||46R, 3D (R-ROC Majority)||109R, 4D (R-ROC Majority)||John Moses (D)||Thomas E. Dewey and John W. Bricker (R) |
|Hjalmer W. Swenson (R)||Milton Young (R)|
|1946||Garfield B. Nordrum (NP)|
|1947||111R, 2D (R-ROC Majority)|
|1948||Peter O. Sathre (R)|
|1949||Albert Jacobson (R)||47R, 2D (R-ROC Majority)||Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) |
|1951||Clarence Norman Brunsdale (R)||Ray Schnell (R)||Elmo T. Christianson (R)||Alfred J. Jensen (R)||Marvell F. Peterson (NP)||112R, 1D (R-ROC Majority)||2R|
|1952||Burtis B. Conyne (NP)|
|1953||Clarence P. Dahl (R)||Ray Thompson (R)||J. Arthur Engen (NP)||47R, 2D (R-NPL majority)||Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) |
|1954||Paul Benson (R)|
|1955||Ben Meier (R)||Leslie R. Burgum (R)||Albert Jacobson (R)||46R, 3D (R-NPL majority)||111R, 2D (R-ROC Majority)|
|1957||John E. Davis (R)||Francis Clyde Duffy (R)||Curtis G. Olson (R)||40R, 9D-NPL||94R, 19D-NPL|
|1958||Mike J. Baumgartner (R)|
|1959||Clarence P. Dahl (R)||John R. Erickson (R)||34R, 15D-NPL||65R, 48D-NPL||Clarence Norman Brunsdale (R)||1R, 1D-NPL|
|1960||Quentin N. Burdick (D-NPL)||Don L. Short (R)|
|1961||William L. Guy (D-NPL)||Orville W. Hagen (R)||28R, 21D-NPL||70R, 41D-NPL||2R, 1D-NPL||2R||Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) |
|1963||Frank A. Wenstrom (R)||Helgi Johanneson (R)||Phil Hoghaug (R)||Frank Albers (R)||Lloyd Omdahl (NP/D-NPL)||37R, 12D-NPL||70R, 43D-NPL|
|1965||Charles Tighe (D-NPL)||Walter Christensen (D-NPL)||Karsten O. Nygaard (R)||Arne Dahl (R)||29R, 20D||65D-NPL, 44R||1R, 1D-NPL||Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) |
|1966||Edwin O. Sjaasstad (NP)|
|1967||Arne Dahl (R)||Orville W. Hagen (NP/R)||44R, 5D-NPL||83R, 15D-NPL||2R|
|1969||Richard F. Larsen (R)||Bernice Asbridge (R)||Jorris O. Wigen (R)||Byron Dorgan (NP/D-NPL)||43R, 6D-NPL||80R, 18D-NPL||Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) |
|1971||37R, 12D-NPL||58R, 40D-NPL||1R, 1D-NPL|
|1973||Arthur A. Link (D-NPL)||Wayne Sanstead (D-NPL)||Allen I. Olson (R)||Walter Christensen (D-NPL)||Robert W. Peterson (R)||40R, 11D-NPL||76R, 26D-NPL||Mark Andrews (R)|
|1974||Myron Just (D-NPL)|
|1975||34R, 17D-NPL||62R, 40D-NPL|
|1977||Byron Knutson (D-NPL)||Howard Snortland (NP)||32R, 18D-NPL||50R, 50D-NPL||Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) |
|1979||Robert E. Hanson (D-NPL)||35R, 15D-NPL||71R, 29D-NPL|
|1981||Allen I. Olson (R)||Ernest Sands (R)||Robert Wefald (R)||John S. Lesmeister (R)||Jorris O. Wigen (R)||H. Kent Jones (R)||Kent Conrad (NP/D-NPL)||Joseph Crawford (NP)||40R, 10D-NPL||73R, 27D-NPL||Mark Andrews (R)||Byron Dorgan (D-NPL)||Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) |
|1983||32R, 21D-NPL||55D-NPL, 51R|
|1985||George A. Sinner (D-NPL)||Ruth Meiers (D-NPL)||Nicholas Spaeth (D-NPL)||Robert E. Hanson (D-NPL)||Earl Pomeroy (D-NPL)||Wayne Sanstead (NP/D-NPL)||29R, 24D-NPL||65R, 41D-NPL|
|1986||Heidi Heitkamp (D-NPL)|
|1987||Lloyd Omdahl (D-NPL)||Byron Knutson (NP/D-NPL)||27D-NPL, 26R||61R, 45D-NPL||Kent Conrad (D-NPL)|
|1989||Jim Kusler (D-NPL)||Sarah Vogel (D-NPL)||32D-NPL, 21R||George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) |
|1991||Craig Hagen (NP)||27D-NPL, 26R||58R, 48D-NPL|
|1992||Jocelyn Burdick (D-NPL)|
|Kent Conrad (D-NPL)||Byron Dorgan (D-NPL)|
|1993||Ed Schafer (R)||Rosemarie Myrdal (R)||Alvin Jaeger (R)||Heidi Heitkamp (D-NPL)||Kathi Gilmore (D-NPL)||Glenn Pomeroy (D-NPL)||Robert E. Hanson (D-NPL)||25D-NPL, 24R||65R, 33D-NPL||Earl Pomeroy (D-NPL)||George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) |
|1995||29R, 20D-NPL||75R, 23D-NPL|
|1997||Bob Peterson (R)||Roger Johnson (D-NPL)||Rick Clayburgh (R)||30R, 19D-NPL||72R, 26D-NPL||Bob Dole and Jack Kemp (R) |
|1999||Appointed by Governor||31R, 18D-NPL||64R, 34D-NPL|
|2001||John Hoeven (R)||Jack Dalrymple (R)||Wayne Stenehjem (R)||Jim Poolman (R)||32R, 17D-NPL||69R, 29D-NPL||3R||George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) |
|2003||31R, 16D-NPL||66R, 28D-NPL|
|2005||Kelly Schmidt (R)||32R, 15D-NPL||67R, 27D-NPL|
|Cory Fong (R)|
|2007||26R, 21D-NPL||61R, 33D-NPL|
|Adam Hamm (R)|
|2009||Doug Goehring (R)||58R, 36D-NPL||John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) |
|2011||Jack Dalrymple (R)||Drew Wrigley (R)||35R, 12D-NPL||69R, 25D-NPL||John Hoeven (R)||Rick Berg (R)|
|2013||Kirsten Baesler (NP/R)||33R, 14D-NPL||71R, 23D-NPL||Heidi Heitkamp (D-NPL)||Kevin Cramer (R)||Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) |
|2014||Ryan Rauschenberger (R)|
|2017||Doug Burgum (R)||Brent Sanford (R)||Josh Gallion (R)||Jon Godfread (R)||38R, 9D-NPL||81R, 13D-NPL||Donald Trump and Mike Pence (R) |
|2019||37R, 10D-NPL||79R, 15D-NPL||Kevin Cramer (R)||Kelly Armstrong (R)|
|Year||Governor||Lt. Governor||Sec. of State||Attorney General||Treasurer||Auditor||Ins. Comm.||Ag. Comm.||Labor Comm.||Tax Comm.||Supt. of Pub. Inst.||State Senate||State House||Pub. Ser. Com.||U.S. Senator (Class I)||U.S. Senator (Class III)||U.S. House||Electoral College votes|
|Executive offices||State Legislature||United States Congress|
- The Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor was an elected official who headed the state Department of Agriculture and Labor. The office was established by the state constitution in 1889 but was split into two separate offices—the Commissioner of Labor and the Commissioner of Agriculture—in 1966, when the two departments also split due to a constitutional change approved by the electorate in 1964.
- Named North Dakota Railroad Commission until 1940.
- Office established in 1919.
- Died in office.
- Appointed by governor to fill vacancy.
- George E. Adams won the 1892 election but did not qualify for the office; Williams was appointed to the position instead.
- Succeeded to office following death or resignation of previous officeholder.
- The office was an appointed position from 1919 until 1940. Partisan affiliation given is that of corresponding Governor.
- Appointed by governor to fill vacancy. Later elected to office in his or her own right.
- Removed from office by the North Dakota Supreme Court following a felony conviction to defraud the federal government.
- Resigned following appointment to North Dakota Supreme Court.
- Declared governor by North Dakota Supreme Court.
- After Moodie's inauguration on January 7, 1935, it was revealed that he had voted in a 1932 municipal election in Minnesota. In order to be eligible to serve as governor of North Dakota, an individual has to have lived in the state for five consecutive years before the election. The North Dakota Supreme Court determined that Moodie was ineligible to serve, and he was removed from office on February 16, 1935.
- Was a first appointed by a Democratic governor, although beginning in 1940 he ran on a nonpartisan ballot.
- Resigned to become North Dakota Insurance Commissioner
- Removed from office following conviction on federal gambling conspiracy charges.
- With the 50-50 chamber, the Democrats and Republicans negotiated a power-sharing agreement. The Democrats got the position of Speaker under Oscar Solberg, and the Republicans got control of the Appropriations Committee, and the rest of the committees were 50-50 in membership and control. p.358 p.24
- Resigned to become U.S. Senator.
- Resigned following election to Class I U.S. Senate seat.
- Appointed by governor to fill vacancy, having already been elected to next term.
- Elected as an independent in the 2018 Secretary of State election, but continued to identify as a Republican.
- Succeeded to office following death or resignation of previous officeholder. Later elected to office in his or her own right.