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Rosemarie Caryle Myrdal Edit Profile

politician , Lieutenant governor of North Dakota , Member of the North Dakota House of Representatives

Rosemarie Myrdal is a North Dakota Republican Party politician who served as the second female, and 35th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota from 1993 to 2001 under Governor of North Dakota Ed Schafer in 1992.


Myrdal, Rosemarie Caryle was born on May 20, 1929 in Minot, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of Harry Dirk and Olga Jean (Dragge) Lohse.


Bachelor of Science, North Dakota State University, 1951.


Teacher, North Dakota, 1951-1971;business manager, Edinburg School District, 1974-1981;member, North Dakota House of Representatives, Bismarck, 1984-1992;member appropriations committee, North Dakota House of Representatives, Bismarck, 1991-1992;lieutenant governorlieutenant governor, State of North Dakota, Bismarck, since 1992. School evaluator Walsh County School Bds. Association, Grafton, North Dakota, 1983-1984.

Evaluator, work presenter North Dakota School Bds. Association, Bismarck, 1983-1984. Member school board Edinburg School District, 1981-1990.

Advising committee Red River Trade Corridor, Inc., since 1989.


  • Registered profile first grade teacher, North Dakota.


Precinct committeewoman Gardar Township Republican Committee, 1980-1986. Leader Hummingbirds 4-H Club, Edinburg, 1980-1983. Board director Camp Sioux Diabetic Children, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1980-1990.

North Dakota affiliate American Diabetes Association, Families First-Child Welfare Reform Initiative, Region IV, 1989-1992. Director North Dakota Diabetes Association, 1989-1991. Chairman North Dakota Educational Telecommunications Council, 1989-1990.

Vice chairman North Dakota Legislation Interim Jobs Development Commission, 1989-1990. Member American Association of University Women (president 1982-1984 Pembina County area), Pembina County History Society (historian 1976-1984). Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association (president 1986-1992), Red River Valley Heritage Society (board director 1985-1992).

North Dakota School to Work Management Team chair-person Clubs: Agassiz Garden (Park River) (president 1968-1969).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, architectural history, ethnic foods, historic/cultural preservation.


Married B. John Myrdal, (deceased) June 21, 1952. Children: Jan, Mark, Harold, Paul, Amy.

Harry Dirk Lohse

Olga Jean (Dragge) Lohse

B. John Myrdal

Jan Myrdal

Mark Myrdal

Harold Myrdal

Paul Myrdal

Amy Myrdal