Jocelyn Burdick

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Jocelyn Burdick
United States Senator
from North Dakota
In office
September 16, 1992 – December 14, 1992
Appointed byGeorge Sinner
Preceded byQuentin Burdick
Succeeded byKent Conrad
Personal details
Born(1922-02-06)February 6, 1922
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
DiedDecember 26, 2019(2019-12-26) (aged 97)
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Quentin Burdick (1960–1992)
Alma materPrincipia College
Northwestern University

Jocelyn Birch Burdick (February 6, 1922 – December 26, 2019) was an American politician. She was the Senator of North Dakota from September 1992 through December 1992 for the Democratic Party.[1]

Burdick was born on February 6, 1922 in Fargo, North Dakota. She studied at Principia College and at Northwestern University. Burdick was married to Quentin N. Burdick from 1960 until his death in 1992.

After the death of Fritz Hollings in April 2019, Burdick became the oldest living former United States Senator. She died eight months later on December 26, 2019 in Fargo at the age of 97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Women in Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1976.
  2. Stotts, Ryan (December 27, 2019). "Jocelyn Burdick, North Dakota's first female US Senator, dies at 97". Grand Forks Herald.