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Senator Byron L. Dorgan retired from the United States Senate in 2011 after a thirty year career representing the State of North Dakota, serving 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. 

Sen. Byron Dorgan

Sen. Dorgan is now active in his post Senate life teaching, speaking, consulting, writing, and much more.  His work includes:

  •  An Adjunct Visiting Professor at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute where he does a series of lectures at the graduate level each semester.

  • Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C. think- tank.  He is a Co-Chair of a major new energy project at the Center.

  •  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.

  •  Serves on the Board of Directors of one public company and one private company and is a consultant and advisor to a start-up company in the technology and energy areas.

  • He is a New York Times  bestselling author of four books.  They include Take This Job and Ship It, Reckless; Blowout, and Gridlock (which is due out July 9, 2013).  The first two are books about the economy and the following two are eco-thriller novels.


Senator Dorgan is considered an excellent public speaker and skilled debater.  He is available for speaking engagements and is represented by a Washington D.C. speaker’s bureau.


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