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Sen. Byron Dorgan


Senator Byron L. Dorgan retired from the United States Senate in 2011 after a thirty year career representing the State of North Dakota. He served twelve years in the House of Representatives and eighteen years in the Senate.


During his time in the U.S. Senate, Sen. 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.


.Today, Sen. Dorgan is active in his post Senate life.  He is a visiting Professor at Georgetown University, a Senior Policy Advisor at a Washington D.C. Law Firm, a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and active on several Boards of Directors.

He is a New York Times Bestselling author having authored two books about economic issues and co-authored two novels.  He has been described as an engaging public speaker who both entertains and informs the audience.

.Sen. Dorgan's latest novel, Gridlock, is available now at  

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