Lloyd Omdahl

Lloyd Omdahl
34th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
In office
March 19, 1987  December 15, 1992
Governor George Sinner
Preceded by Ruth Meiers
Succeeded by Rosemarie Myrdal
Tax Commissioner of North Dakota
In office
Governor William L. Guy
Preceded by J. Arthur Engen
Succeeded by Edwin O. Sjaasstad
Personal details
Born (1931-01-05) January 5, 1931
Conway, North Dakota
Political party Democratic-NPL
Alma mater University of North Dakota
Occupation professor

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 ticket in 1988. 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. 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.
Political offices
Preceded by
J. Arthur Engen
Tax Commissioner of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Edwin O. Sjaasstad
Preceded by
Ruth Meiers
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Rosemarie Myrdal

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