100 Notable alumni of
University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota is 426th in the world, 174th in North America, and 162nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of North Dakota sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Phil Jackson

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    Phil Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coachcoach
    Biography

    Philip Douglas Jackson is an American former professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward, Jackson played 12 seasons in the NBA, winning NBA championships with the New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973. Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 to 1998, leading them to six NBA championships. He then coached the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999 to 2004 and again from 2005 to 2011; the team won five league titles under his leadership. Jackson's 11 NBA titles as a coach surpassed the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach. He also holds the NBA record for the most combined championships, winning a total of 13 as a player and a coach.

  2. Ilhan Omar

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    Ilhan Omar
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    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical staffercivil servantactivistpolicy advisor
    Biography

    Ilhan Abdullahi Omar is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district since 2019. She is a member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party. Before her election to Congress, Omar served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2017 to 2019, representing part of Minneapolis. Her congressional district includes all of Minneapolis and some of its suburbs.

  3. T. J. Oshie

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    T. J. Oshie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Timothy Leif "T. J." Oshie is an American professional ice hockey right winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, as the 24th overall pick. He then spent the first seven years of his NHL career with the Blues before being traded to the Washington Capitals in 2015. Oshie won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Capitals in 2018.

  4. Jonathan Toews

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    Jonathan Toews
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jonathan Bryan Toews is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  5. Mary Kathryn Heitkamp

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    Mary Kathryn Heitkamp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of North Dakota
    In 1977 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdirector
    Biography

    Mary Kathryn Heitkamp is an American businesswoman, lawyer, and politician who served as a United States senator from North Dakota from 2013 to 2019. A member of the North Dakota Democratic–Nonpartisan League Party, she was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from North Dakota. Heitkamp served as the 28th North Dakota attorney general from 1992 to 2000 and 20th North Dakota tax commissioner from 1986 to 1992. As of 2021, she is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in North Dakota.

  6. Peter Nygård

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    Peter Nygård
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    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Peter J. Nygård is a Finnish-Canadian fashion executive. In 1967, he founded Nygård International, a company that made women's apparel. In 2020, Nygård was investigated on charges of sex trafficking, rape and racketeering charges, and resigned as chairman after the FBI raided his New York offices. Later that year, he was formally charged and arrested.

  7. Shadoe Stevens

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    Shadoe Stevens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producertelevision actorfilm actorfilm director
    Biography

    Shadoe Stevens is an American radio host, voiceover actor, and television personality. He was the host of American Top 40 from 1988 to 1995. He currently hosts the internationally syndicated radio show, Top of the World, and co-hosts Mental Radio, an entertaining approach to UFOs and paranormal topics. He was co-founder and creator of Sammy Hagar's rock station "Cabo Wabo Radio" which broadcast from the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In television, he was the announcer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS and, as of July 2015, serves as the primary continuity announcer for the Antenna TV network. His voice can also be heard as the voiceover for "G.O.D." in the Off-Broadway musical Altar Boyz. Stevens is also often heard on Hits & Favorites, calling in at least once a week to share wisdom with his brother Richard Stevens and their friend Lori St. James.

  8. Sam Anderson

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    Sam Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Sam Anderson is an American actor. He is best known for his character roles such as Sam Gorpley on Perfect Strangers, Holland Manners on Angel, dentist Bernard Nadler on Lost and in film, as the principal in Forrest Gump.

  9. Zach Parise

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    Zach Parise
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Zachary Justin Parise is an American professional ice hockey left winger and alternate captain for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the New Jersey Devils, where he served as team captain and led the team to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.

  10. Ed Belfour

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    Ed Belfour
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Edward John Belfour is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. Belfour was born in Carman, Manitoba and grew up playing hockey. He played junior hockey for the Winkler Flyers before going to the University of North Dakota where he helped the school win the NCAA championship in the 1986–87 season. The following year, Belfour signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks (after not being picked in the draft) alternating time between them and the Saginaw Hawks of the International Hockey League. Many regard Belfour as an elite goaltender and one of the best of all-time. His 484 wins rank fifth all-time among NHL goaltenders. Belfour was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the 2011 class, his first year of eligibility. In addition Belfour is one of only two players to have won an NCAA championship, an Olympic Gold medal, and a Stanley Cup (the other such player is Neal Broten).

  11. Brock Boeser

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    Brock Boeser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1997-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Brock Michael Boeser is an American professional ice hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  12. Nicole Linkletter

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    Nicole Linkletter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    model
    Biography

    Nicole Linkletter Nathanson is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model. Her prizes were a contract with Ford Models, a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl, and her photo appearing in a Ford Fusion (Americas) national advert. She is the first of two America's Next Top Model winners from North Dakota, the second being CariDee English, winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 7.

  13. Chuck Klosterman

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    Chuck Klosterman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    journalistmusic critic
    Biography

    Charles John Klosterman is an American author and essayist whose work focuses on American popular culture. He has been a columnist for Esquire and ESPN.com and wrote "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times Magazine. Klosterman is the author of eleven books, including two novels and the essay collection Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto. He was awarded the ASCAP Deems Taylor award for music criticism in 2002.

  14. Karen L. Nyberg

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    Karen L. Nyberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    astronautengineer
    Biography

    Karen LuJean Nyberg is an American mechanical engineer and retired NASA astronaut. Nyberg became the 50th woman in space on her first mission in 2008.

  15. Doug Burgum

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    Doug Burgum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Douglas James Burgum is an American entrepreneur and politician serving as the 33rd and current Governor of North Dakota since 2016. He is a member of the Republican Party.

  16. Nick Begich

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    Nick Begich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-1972 (aged 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nicholas Joseph Begich Sr. was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Alaska. He is presumed to have died in the crash of a light aircraft in Alaska in 1972; his body was never found.

  17. Dick Armey

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    Dick Armey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in the University of North Dakota
    In 1964 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistuniversity teacherprofessorassistant professor
    Biography

    Richard Keith Armey is an American economist and politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Texas's 26th congressional district (1985–2003) and House Majority Leader (1995–2003). He was one of the engineers of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of both houses of Congress for the first time in four decades. Armey was one of the chief authors of the Contract with America. Armey is also an author and former economics professor. After his retirement from Congress, he has worked as a consultant, advisor, and lobbyist.

  18. Mike Commodore

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    Mike Commodore
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Michael W. Commodore is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Commodore played for several teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). In 2006, he won the Stanley Cup as part of the Carolina Hurricanes. Commodore was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the second round (42nd overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

  19. Dave Tippett

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    Dave Tippett
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    David G. Tippett is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  20. Vilhjalmur Stefansson

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    Vilhjalmur Stefansson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1879-1962 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    explorer
    Biography

    Vilhjalmur Stefansson was an Icelandic American Arctic explorer and ethnologist. He was born in Manitoba, Canada, and died at the age of 82.

  21. Dave Hakstol

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    Dave Hakstol
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    ice hockey playerice hockey coach
    Biography

    David Hakstol is a Canadian ice hockey coach. He is the head coach of the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League (NHL). A native of Warburg, Alberta, Hakstol was the head coach for Sioux City Musketeers for four seasons. He was also the head coach of the University of North Dakota men's ice hockey team for 11 seasons. Hakstol played for the Fighting Sioux from 1989 to 1992 and in the International Hockey League for five years before becoming a coach. Hakstol served as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers from May 2015 until December 2018. He was an assistant coach for Canada's national men's team in 2017 and 2019.

  22. Byron Dorgan

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    Byron Dorgan
    Born in
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    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in the University of North Dakota
    In 1964 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianlobbyist
    Biography

    Byron Leslie Dorgan is an American author, businessman, and former United States Senator and United States Representative from North Dakota. He served 12 years in the U.S. House and 18 years in the Senate. As of 2011, he serves as a senior policy advisor for the Washington, DC law firm Arent Fox LLP. He was a member of the Senate Democratic leadership for 16 years, first as Assistant Democratic Floor Leader and then as Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee and Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs. In 2010, Dorgan announced that he would not seek re-election in the 2010 North Dakota senate election.

  23. Jocelyne Lamoureux

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    Jocelyne Lamoureux
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jocelyne Nicole Lamoureux-Davidson is a former American ice hockey player, author, gender equity advocate, and co-founder of the Lamoureux Foundation. She scored the game-winning shootout goal to win the gold medal for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics against Canada after her twin sister Monique tied the game near the end of regulation.

  24. Tyson Jost

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    Tyson Jost
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1998-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Tyson Jost is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL).

  25. Brandon Bochenski

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    Brandon Bochenski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Brandon Louis Bochenski is an American former professional ice hockey player, and American politician. He played 156 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for several teams before serving as captain of Barys Astana in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Internationally Bochenski represented both the United States and Kazakhstan, playing in several World Championships. In June 2020, Bochenski was elected mayor of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

  26. Travis Zajac

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    Travis Zajac
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Travis Zajac is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  27. Monique Lamoureux

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    Monique Lamoureux
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Monique Edith Lamoureux-Morando, previously known as Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, is a former American ice hockey player, author, gender equity advocate, and co-founder of the Lamoureux Foundation. She scored the game-tying goal in the final of the 2018 Winter Olympics before her twin sister Jocelyne scored the last shootout goal of the game to clinch the gold medal.

  28. Kelly M. Armstrong

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    Kelly M. Armstrong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kelly Michael Armstrong is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for North Dakota's at-large congressional district since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the North Dakota State Senator from the 36th district from 2012 to 2018 and chair of the North Dakota Republican Party from 2015 until 2018.

  29. Brock Nelson

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    Brock Nelson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Brock Christian Nelson is an American professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nelson was drafted 30th overall in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders. Prior to playing professional hockey, Nelson played at the University of North Dakota. His first experience in professional hockey was at the American Hockey League (AHL) level with the Islanders' affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

  30. Drew Stafford

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    Drew Stafford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Drew Stafford is a former American professional ice hockey right winger. Stafford was drafted in the first round, 13th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, and has played for the Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  31. David Toews

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    David Toews
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    David Toews is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round, 66th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.

  32. Jason Blake

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    Jason Blake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jason Wayne Blake is an American former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League (NHL).

  33. Irv Kupcinet

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    Irv Kupcinet
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-2003 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    writerjournalisttelevision presenterAmerican football player
    Biography

    Irving "Irv" Kupcinet was an American newspaper columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, television talk-show host, and radio personality based in Chicago, Illinois. He was popularly known by the nickname "Kup".

  34. Rocco Grimaldi

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    Rocco Grimaldi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Rocco Niccolas Grimaldi is an American professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Grimaldi was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

  35. Ed Schafer

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    Ed Schafer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Edward Thomas Schafer is an American businessman and politician who was the 30th governor of North Dakota from 1992 to 2000. Schafer also served as the 29th United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2008 to 2009, appointed by President George W. Bush. From January to July 2016 he served as interim president of the University of North Dakota.

  36. Warren Grant Magnuson

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    Warren Grant Magnuson
    Born in
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    Years
    1905-1989 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerprosecutorUnited States Attorneysecretary
    Biography

    Warren Grant "Maggie" Magnuson was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Washington from 1944 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a U.S. Representative from 1937 to 1944. He was the state's longest-serving senator, serving over 36 years in the Senate. During his final two years in office, he was the most senior senator and President Pro Tempore.

  37. Jim Kleinsasser

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    Jim Kleinsasser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Jimmy Carter Kleinsasser is a former American Football player who played fullback, H-back, and tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at North Dakota and played for the Vikings his entire career since being drafted in 1999.

  38. Ben Jacobson

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    Ben Jacobson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Ben Scott Jacobson is an American basketball coach. He is the head men's basketball coach at the University of Northern Iowa, a position he has held since 2006. He served as an assistant at North Dakota, North Dakota State, and Northern Iowa before taking over as head coach at Northern Iowa in 2006.

  39. Gregory R. Page

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    Gregory R. Page
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Gregory "Greg" R. Page is an American businessman. He served as executive chairman of Cargill, Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota.

  40. Matt Frattin

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    Matt Frattin
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Matthew Frattin is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently under contract with Barys Nur-Sultan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He began his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the organization that drafted him 99th overall in 2007. Frattin also played in the NHL for the Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets before rejoining Toronto in 2014 via a trade. Frattin spent a further season and a half in the Maple Leafs organization before being included in a 9-player trade with the Ottawa Senators.

  41. Taylor Chorney

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    Taylor Chorney
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Taylor Chorney is a Canadian-born American former ice hockey defenceman. He played parts of eight seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, and Columbus Blue Jackets.

  42. Matt Greene

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    Matt Greene
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Matthew George Greene is an American former professional ice hockey defenceman. Originally drafted in the second round, 44th overall, at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, he most notably served as an alternate captain for the Los Angeles Kings, with whom he won the Stanley Cup twice. Greene worked in the Kings' organization as a professional scout after retiring from playing.

  43. Aaron Dell

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    Aaron Dell
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Aaron Dell is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). Undrafted, Dell previously played for the San Jose Sharks.

  44. William Langer

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    William Langer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1886-1959 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in the University of North Dakota
    Studied in 1906
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerprosecutorstate's attorney
    Biography

    William "Wild Bill" Langer was a prominent American lawyer and politician from North Dakota. Langer is one of the most colorful characters in North Dakota history, most famously bouncing back from a scandal that forced him out of the governor's office and into multiple trials. He served as the 17th and 21st Governor of North Dakota from 1932 to 1934 and from 1937 to 1939. Langer served in the United States Senate from 1941 until his death in office in 1959. As senator he was best known for strongly opposing any American military involvement in world affairs, while his opponents called him an isolationist.

  45. Zane McIntyre

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    Zane McIntyre
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Zane McIntyre is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL). McIntyre was selected by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round (165th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

  46. Craig Ludwig

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    Craig Ludwig
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Craig Lee Ludwig is an American former professional hockey player. He played as a defenceman in the National Hockey League from 1982 to 1999 and was renowned for his shot-blocking ability. Ludwig was the color analyst for the Dallas Stars television and radio broadcasts for two seasons from 2016 to 2018.

  47. Lynn Frazier

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    Lynn Frazier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1947 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lynn Joseph Frazier was a politician from North Dakota, serving as a U.S. Senator from 1923 to 1941 and the 12th Governor of North Dakota from 1917 until being recalled in 1921.

  48. Kurt Daudt

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    Kurt Daudt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kurt Louis Daudt is an American politician and the Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He is a former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 31A, which includes portions of Anoka, Isanti, and Sherburne counties in east-central Minnesota, north of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He lives on his family farm in Crown, Minnesota.

  49. Brad Malone

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    Brad Malone
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Bradley Malone is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently under contract with the Bakersfield Condors in the American Hockey League (AHL). He has previously played with the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he was drafted, the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers.

  50. David C. Jones

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    David C. Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2013 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    David Charles Jones was a United States Air Force general and the ninth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, General Jones served as the highest ranking uniformed officer of the United States military forces. Prior to serving as Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Jones served as the ninth Chief of Staff of The United States Air Force and fifteenth Commander of The United States Air Force in Europe.

  51. Joe Finley

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    Joe Finley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Joseph Scott Finley is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). Finley was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round (27th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

  52. Earl Pomeroy

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    Earl Pomeroy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in the University of North Dakota
    In 1974 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    In 1979 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlobbyistlawyer
    Biography

    Earl Ralph Pomeroy III is an American lawyer and politician who served as the U.S. Representative for North Dakota's at-large congressional district from 1993 to 2011. He is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. He currently serves as Senior Counsel for the Washington, D.C. branch of Alston & Bird.

  53. Carter Rowney

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    Carter Rowney
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Carter Rowney is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Rowney has previously played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

  54. Chase Iron Eyes

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    Chase Iron Eyes
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Chase Iron Eyes is an American Indian activist, attorney, politician, and a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He is a member of the Lakota People's Law Project and a co-founder of the Native American news website Last Real Indians. In April 2016 he announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for North Dakota's at-large congressional district. He lost to incumbent Kevin Cramer.

  55. Carl Ben Eielson

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    Carl Ben Eielson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1897-1929 (aged 32)
    Occupations
    exploreraircraft pilot
    Biography

    Carl Benjamin "Ben" Eielson was an American aviator, bush pilot and explorer. Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska is named in his honor.

  56. Ryan Johnson

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    Ryan Johnson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Ryan M. Johnson is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre. He currently works as the director of player development for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL) and as the general manager for their American Hockey League (AHL) development team, the Utica Comets.

  57. William Lemke

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    William Lemke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1950 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in the University of North Dakota
    Studied in 1902
    Graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    William Frederick Lemke was a United States politician. He represented North Dakota in the United States House of Representatives as a member of the Republican Party. He was also the Union Party's presidential candidate in the 1936 presidential election.

  58. Chris VandeVelde

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    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Chris VandeVelde is an American former professional ice hockey player. He last played for EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). VandeVelde was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round (97th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and played in the National Hockey League for the Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers.

  59. Danny Kristo

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    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Daniel Kristo is an American professional ice hockey forward. He currently plays for Rytíři Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH).

  60. Mark Andrews

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    1926-2020 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Mark Andrews was an American politician from the state of North Dakota. He was a member of the Republican Party who served as a U.S. Senator.

  61. Jean-Philippe Lamoureux

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    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Jean-Philippe Lamoureux is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

  62. Wayne Stenehjem

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    Wayne Stenehjem is an American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of North Dakota. He is the Attorney General of the state, serving since December 15, 2000. He sought the Republican nomination for governor of North Dakota in 2016 but lost the primary on June 14 by 20%.

  63. Brian Lee

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    Brian Lee
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    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Brian Lee is an American former professional ice hockey player. Lee played in the National Hockey League with the Ottawa Senators, who drafted him in the first round, ninth overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Originally considered one of the top defensive prospects, Lee is now considered to be one of the biggest busts of the 2005 NHL draft.

  64. Dave Osborn

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    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Dave Osborn is a former professional American football player who played running back for 12 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers.

  65. Tony Hrkac

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    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Anthony John Hrkac is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player of Croatian and Ukrainian ancestry who played eighteen seasons of professional hockey.

  66. Chris Porter

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    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Chris Porter is a Canadian-American former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League for the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild. He was drafted in the ninth round, 282nd overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

  67. Brent Sanford

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    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Brent Sanford is an American politician serving as the 38th and current Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota since 2016. A member of the Republican Party, he previously was Mayor of Watford City from 2010 to 2016.

  68. Craig Smith

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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
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    Craig Francis Smith is an American college basketball coach who is currently the men's basketball head coach at Utah. A member of Tim Miles' coaching tree, Smith served as an assistant for Miles at four schools – Mayville State, North Dakota State, Colorado State, and Nebraska. Smith was also the head coach at Mayville State from 2004 to 2007, at South Dakota from 2014 to 2018, and at Utah State from 2018 to 2021.

  69. Brett Hextall

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    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Brett Hextall is an American-born Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current coach, who played four seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Portland Pirates and Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

  70. Corban Knight

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    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Corban Knight is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was a fifth round selection, 135th overall, by the Florida Panthers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, but was traded to the Calgary Flames after the Panthers were unable to sign him to a contract. Knight played four seasons of college hockey with the University of North Dakota and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2012–13.

  71. Dillon Simpson

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    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Dillon Simpson is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing under contract to the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round (92nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He is the son of former NHL forward Craig Simpson.

  72. Drew Wrigley

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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Drew Howard Wrigley is an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota both from 2001 to 2009, and 2019 to 2021. Between those terms, he served as the 37th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota from 2010 to 2016. Prior to those positions, Wrigley served as deputy chief of staff to then-Governor John Hoeven and as executive director of the North Dakota Republican Party. Before that, Wrigley served 5 years as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, including assignments to the Sexual Assault, and Major Trials units.

  73. Quentin N. Burdick

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    Years
    1908-1992 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Quentin Northrup Burdick was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, he represented North Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives (1959–1960) and the U.S. Senate (1960–1992). At the time of his death, he was the third longest-serving senator (after Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd) among current members of the Senate.

  74. Ryan Duncan

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    Ryan Duncan
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Ryan Duncan is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently an unrestricted free agent having last played for EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

  75. Colby Genoway

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    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Colby Genoway is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for Kölner Haie of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

  76. Maxie Anderson

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    Years
    1934-1983 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    balloonist
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    Maxie Anderson was an American hot air balloonist and Congressional Gold Medal recipient He was part of the balloon crews that made the first Atlantic ocean crossing by balloon in the Double Eagle II and the first Pacific ocean crossing by balloon in the Double Eagle V.

  77. David Hale

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    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    David M. Hale is a former American professional ice hockey player. He played for the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators over an eight-year National Hockey League (NHL) career. Hale is noteworthy for holding the record for most games needed to score his first NHL goal, with it taking him 231 games, scoring it in his 6th professional season.

  78. Tucker Poolman

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    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Tucker Poolman is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  79. LaDonna Brave Bull Allard

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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-2021 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    historianenvironmentalist
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    LaDonna Tamakawastewin Brave Bull Allard (June 8, 1956 – April 10, 2021) was a Native American Dakota and Lakota historian, genealogist, and a matriarch of the water protector movement. In April 2016, she was one of the founders of the resistance camps of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, aimed at halting the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

  80. Ben Paska

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    Ben Paska
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Ben Blood is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for Tappara of the Finnish Liiga. He was drafted in the fourth round, 120th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.

  81. Rick Becker

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    politician
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    Rick Becker is a North Dakota politician from Bismarck. He serves in the North Dakota House of Representatives as a member of the Republican Party.

  82. Andrew Kozek

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    Andrew Kozek
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Andrew Kozek is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with EC KAC in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Kozek was drafted 53rd overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

  83. Homer N. Wallin

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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1984 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    military officerengineer
    Biography

    Homer Norman Wallin was a vice admiral in the United States Navy, best known for his salvage of ships sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

  84. Kevin Locke

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    Kevin Locke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    flutist
    Biography

    Kevin Locke is of Dakota descent of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Anishinaabe of White Earth. He is a preeminent player of the Native American flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. He is most known for his hoop dance, The Hoop of Life.

  85. Lee Goren

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    Lee Goren
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Lee Goren is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks before playing the remainder of his career abroad in Europe.

  86. Thomas McGrath

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    Thomas McGrath
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-1990 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Thomas Matthew McGrath, was a celebrated American poet and screenwriter of documentary films.

  87. Paul LaDue

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    Paul LaDue
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Paul LaDue is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth round, 181st overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

  88. Mario Lamoureux

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    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Mario Lamoureux is an American professional ice hockey forward. He is currently under contract with Dresdner Eislöwen of the DEL2

  89. Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte

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    Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte
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    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte is an Armenian-American writer, lecturer and activist. She wrote Nowhere, a Story of Exile (2012). She has lectured extensively about the plight of Armenians in Azerbaijan in the context of human rights and international law, as well as defending the political rights of Armenians to establish autonomy in Nagorno-Karabakh. She was instrumental in gaining passage by the legislature of the State of Maine of a 2013 resolution recognizing the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. In 2015, she was elected member of the Westbrook, Maine City Council.

  90. Allen I. Olson

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    Allen I. Olson
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    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Allen Ingvar Olson is an American Republican politician and attorney who served as the 28th governor of North Dakota from 1981 to 1985. He defeated incumbent Arthur A. Link in the 1980 election and served one term.

  91. Mac Schneider

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    Mac Schneider
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Mac Schneider is an American attorney and politician who represented the 42nd district in the North Dakota Senate from 2009 until his reelection defeat in 2016. A member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, he served as the Senate Minority Leader from 2013 until the end of his Senate tenure. He was the Democratic-NPL endorsed candidate for the 2018 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota.

  92. Lance W. Lord

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    Lance W. Lord
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    General Lance W. Lord is a retired four-star general in the United States Air Force who served as Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.

  93. John Moses

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    John Moses
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    Years
    1885-1945 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    John Moses was the 22nd Governor of North Dakota from 1939 to 1945, and served in the United States Senate in 1945 until his death that year.

  94. George A. Lundberg

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    George A. Lundberg
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    Years
    1895-1966 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    George Andrew Lundberg was an American sociologist.

  95. Matt Smaby

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    Matt Smaby
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    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Matthew Walker Smaby is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. He last played with EHC Red Bull München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

  96. Adam Tambellini

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    Adam Tambellini
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    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Adam Tambellini is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for Rögle BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He recently played for Modo Hockey in the HockeyAllsvenskan. Tambellini was selected by the New York Rangers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

  97. Kurt Zellers

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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kurt Zellers is an American politician from Minnesota. He served as the Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013 and as the Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represented District 34B in Hennepin County in the northwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area. He was a candidate in the 2014 Minnesota gubernatorial election, losing in the Republican primary.

  98. Travis Roche

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    Travis Roche
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Travis Roche is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who last played for EHC Black Wings Linz of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

  99. John Marks

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    John Marks
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    John Garrison Marks is a retired professional ice hockey player. He most recently served as the head coach of the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

  100. Donald Grant Nutter

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    Donald Grant Nutter
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    Years
    1915-1962 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Donald Grant Nutter was an American politician. A recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross in World War II, Nutter served in the Montana Senate and as the chair of the state Republican Party prior to being elected the 15th Governor of Montana in 1960. After a year in office, he was killed in an airplane crash during a blizzard in January 1962.