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Date Posted: Saturday, December 28, 12:39:03pm
In reply to: . 's message, "Her uncle was L. Frank Baum who wrote "The Wizard of Oz."" on Friday, December 27, 07:45:59pm

BURDICK, Jocelyn Birch, (wife of Quentin Northrup Burdick, daughter-in-law of Usher L. Burdick), a Senator from North Dakota; born in Fargo, N. Dak., February 6, 1922; graduated from Fargo Central High School, 1939; attended Principia College, Elsah, Ill., and graduated from Northwestern University in 1943; worked as a radio announcer in Moorhead, Minn.; while a member of the North Dakota Democratic Non-Partisan League, worked as a volunteer in the 1964, 1970, 1976, and 1982 Senate reelection campaigns of Quentin Northrup Burdick; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate on September 12, 1992, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Quentin Northrop Burdick; took the oath of office on September 16, 1992, and served from September 12, 1992, to December 14, 1992, a successor having been chosen in a special election; not a candidate for reelection; is a resident of Fargo, N. Dak.

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Actually, she was his great-niece by marriage. (NT)Evan M.Saturday, December 28, 04:32:10pm


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