ENG: John "Jack" Dalrymple (born October 16, 1948) is a North Dakota politician and businessman who is the current Governor of North Dakota, and a one-time candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1992. Dalrymple became governor after the resignation of John Hoeven, who was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2010 (in accordance with the gubernatorial succession provisions of the Constitution of North Dakota). Two days later, on November 4, 2010, Dalrymple named former United States Attorney Drew Wrigley as Lieutenant Governor-designate. On December 7, 2010, Dalrymple was sworn in as governor, and then Wrigley was sworn in as lieutenant governor. Neither man has announced his plan for the 2012 election cycle.
Dalrymple was born on October 16, 1948 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from The Blake School, a prestigious prep school in 1966. He grew up in Casselton, North Dakota on his family's farm, which was established in 1875 as the state's first large-scale wheat farm. He graduated with honors from Yale University, with a B.S. in American Studies. He then returned to North Dakota to manage the farming operations.He served on the Casselton Jobs Development Commission, and helped to found Share House, Inc., a Fargo residential treatment program for those recovering from alcohol or drug dependencies. He is a former chairman of the Board for Prairie Public Television, and he was named the Outstanding Young Farmer of the United States of America in 1983. He served eight terms in the North Dakota House of Representatives (beginning in 1985), and served as chair of the House Appropriations committee. Dalrymple was elected with John Hoeven as Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota in 2000. He is a major figure at Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc of Carrington, North Dakota. Dalrymple married Betsy Wood in 1971, and has four daughters.
- 1985-2000 - Member of the North Dakota Legislature
- 2000 - Elected lieutenant governor
- 2004 - Re-elected lieutenant governor
- 2008 - Re-elected lieutenant governor
- 2010 - Succeeded John Hoeven as governor
May 17th, 2011