Senator Byron Dorgan (ND)

Senator Byron L. Dorgan served thirty years representing the State of North Dakota — twelve years in the House of Representatives and eighteen years in the Senate. During his time in the U.S. Senate, Dorgan served in the Senate Leadership for sixteen years, first as Assistant Democratic Floor Leader and then as Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. He was Chairman of Senate Committees and Subcommittees on the issues of Energy, Aviation, Appropriations, Water Policy and Indian Affairs.

Dorgan is now Senior Policy Advisor at Arent Fox LLP, Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and Founder and Chairman of the Center for Native American Youth, at the Aspen Institute, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people on Indian Reservations. He previously served as Adjunct Visiting Professor at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.He earned degrees from the University of North Dakota and the University of Denver.