BURDICK, Quentin Northrup

1908–1992

Biography

BURDICK, Quentin Northrup, (Son of Usher L. Burdick, husband of Jocelyn Birch Burdick), a Representative and a Senator from North Dakota; born in Munich, Cavalier County, N.Dak., June 19, 1908; attended the public schools; graduated, University of Minnesota 1931 and from the law department of the same university 1932; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Fargo, N.Dak.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1959, until his resignation August 8, 1960; elected to the United States Senate June 28, 1960, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Langer; reelected in 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, and again in 1988, and served from August 8, 1960, until his death; chairman, Committee on Environment and Public Works (One Hundredth through One Hundred Second Congresses); died of a heart attack in Fargo, N. Dak., September 8, 1992; remains were cremated, and ashes interred in Bohemian National Cemetery in Hutchinson, Minn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Gerald R. Ford Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

State Historical Society of North Dakota

Bismark, ND
Papers: 1982 campaign files in the Pat Curtiss papers, 1960-1982.

University of North Dakota
Chester Fritz Library

Grand Forks, ND
Papers: 1958-1992. Ca. 750 linear feet. Congressional correspondence, constituent correspondence, subject files, legislative files, committee files, North Dakota subject files, academy files, campaign files from 1982 and 1988 elections, photographs, portraits, video tape, sound recordings, and memorabilia. Finding aid.
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA; University of Michigan, Rare Books, Ann Arbor, MI; and University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Burdick, Quentin. "Impressions of Congress." North Dakota Quarterly 27 (Spring 1959): 29-32.

Rylance, Dan. Quentin Burdick: The Gentle Warrior. Fargo: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 2007.

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States Together with Tributes Presented in Eulogy of Quentin N. Burdick, Late a Senator from North Dakota. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1992.

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