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Bismarck, ND

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.bismarck.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.bismarckmandan.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.bismarckmandancvb.com/

Population:
55532 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1872 (founded), 1873 (renamed)

County:
Burleigh County

Founded 1872 as Edwinton, it became Bismarck in 1873.

Capital of Dakota Territory (1883), and of North Dakota (1889).

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Mary
1959

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
MDU Resources
1927

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leslie Bibb
Actor
17-Nov-1974   Crossing Jordan
Lester Breslow
Doctor
17-Mar-1915 9-Apr-2012 Dean, UCLA School of Public Health, 1972-80
Kent Conrad
Politician
12-Mar-1948   US Senator from North Dakota
John Hoeven
Politician
13-Mar-1957   US Senator from North Dakota
Harry J. Pearce
Business
20-Aug-1942   Vice Chairman of GM, 1996-2001
Edward T. Schafer
Politician
8-Aug-1946   US Secretary of Agriculture, 2008-09

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank A. Briggs
Politician
15-Sep-1858 9-Aug-1898 Governor of North Dakota, 1897-98
Arthur A. Link
Politician
24-May-1914 1-Jun-2010 Governor of North Dakota, 1973-81
Walter J. Maddock
Politician
13-Sep-1880 25-Jan-1951 Governor of North Dakota, 1928-29
Charles R. Robertson
Politician
5-Sep-1889 19-Feb-1951 Congressman from North Dakota, 1940s
George F. Shafer
Politician
23-Nov-1888 13-Aug-1948 Governor of North Dakota, 1929-32
Arthur G. Sorlie
Politician
26-Apr-1874 28-Aug-1928 Governor of North Dakota, 1925-28



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