BURDICK, Jocelyn Birch, (1922 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1992-1992
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

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 until December 14, 1992, a successor having been chosen in a special election; not a candidate for reelection; is a resident of Fargo, N. Dak.


”Jocelyn Birch Burdick,” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.