Casselton, North Dakota , United States
|| October 16, 1948
Nov 28, 2012 11:16am
|Info||Elected in 2000, Jack Dalrymple is North Dakota's 35th lieutenant governor. He brings an outstanding record in farming, business and legislative leadership to the lieutenant governor�s office. Born Oct. 16, 1948, in Minneapolis, he grew up in Casselton on the family farm, established in 1875 as North Dakota�s first large-scale wheat farm. Dalrymple graduated with honors from Yale University in 1970 with a bachelor�s degree in American Studies, returning to North Dakota afterward to manage the farming operations. He and Betsy Wood were married in 1971, and they have four daughters. |
Dalrymple became active in the community serving on the Casselton Jobs Development Commission and helping to found Share House, Inc., a Fargo residential treatment program for recovering alcoholics and drug dependents. Dalrymple came to the North Dakota Legislature in 1985, representing a rural Cass County House district. He served eight terms, including four as chairman of the influential House Appropriations Committee. In the 1999-2000 interim, he also chaired the Budget Section, the legislative panel charged with reviewing spending issues between sessions.
Dalrymple is a nationally recognized leader in value-added agriculture. He chairs the board of the Dakota Growers Pasta Company, the largest producer of non-branded pasta in the United States, headquartered in Carrington, N.D. The company operates as a cooperative of more than 1,000 durum growers. Dalrymple is also a national voice for agriculture as a member of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.