Bismarck, North Dakota - Notable People

Notable People

  • Leslie Bibb, Hollywood actress and former model
  • Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus.
  • John Burke, state Supreme Court Justice, 10th governor of North Dakota, 24th Treasurer of the United States
  • Neil Churchill, Bismarck mayor, supported an early integrated baseball team with his car dealership
  • Kent Conrad, U.S. Senator
  • Ronnie Cramer, artist, filmmaker
  • Weston Dressler, Saskatchewan Roughriders slotback
  • Jack Dunham, animator, television producer
  • Alec Brownstein, author, director, creator of The Google Job Experiment
  • John Hoeven, 31st Governor of North Dakota, born in Bismarck on March 13, 1957
  • Clay Jenkinson, columnist, author, actor
  • Thomas S. Kleppe, former Bismarck mayor, 41st U.S. Secretary of the Interior
  • Brock Lesnar, wrestler and former heavy weight UFC champion.
  • Mike Peluso, right wing with the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers
  • John Andrew Rea, newspaper editor, helped draft the state constitution
  • Ed Schafer, 30th Governor of North Dakota, 29th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
  • Mitch Schock, World Series of Poker bracelet winner
  • Jonathan Twingley, artist, illustrator and novelist

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