Lloyd Omdahl

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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
GovernorWilliam L. Guy
Preceded byJ. Arthur Engen
Succeeded byEdwin O. Sjaasstad
Personal details
Born (1931-01-05) January 5, 1931 (age 92)
Conway, North Dakota
Political partyDemocratic-NPL
Alma materUniversity of North Dakota

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-NPL ticket in 1988. He was the last Democrat to hold that role to date.

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]


  1. ^ "North Dakota's Historic Gubernatorial Power Shift". KFYR-TV. 2010-11-08. Archived from the original on 2010-11-24. 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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Party political offices
Preceded by
Albert Heide
Democratic nominee for North Dakota Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Larry Schneider
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Julie Hill
Political offices
Preceded by Tax Commissioner of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by