Van Stenehjem, North Dakota’s longest-serving attorney general, died Jan. 28, 2022, in Bismarck, his office said in a statement..
He was 68 years old at that time his death.
Who was Wayne Stenhage?
North Dakota Attorney General, Wayne Stenhagem was born in Mohle, North Dakota.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and a law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1977.
Stenehjem has one son, Andrew Bakke Stenehjem, from his marriage to Beth Bakke Stenhejme.
In 1976, Stenehjem was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives, where he served for two years until he was elected to the North Dakota Senate in 1980.
When did Wayne Steinhage become Attorney General in North Dakota?
He was a member of the Senate for 20 years before being elected to the post of Attorney General.
Throughout his time in the Legislature, Steinhjem was a member of the Judiciary Committee, and from 1995 to 2000, he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
For the 1999 legislative session, he was elected President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
Steinhageman was sworn in as the state’s 29th attorney general in January 2001; He was re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.
He served as North Dakota’s longest-serving attorney general in the state’s history.
What was the cause of Wayne Stenhage’s death?
At approximately 8:27 a.m., Bismarck police responded to a medical call at Stenhagem’s residence.
His spokeswoman Liz Brocker confirmed his death on Friday night.
After being found unresponsive in his home Friday morning, Stenehjem was brought to the hospital.
Bismarck Funeral Home is in the process of making funeral arrangements for both public and private ceremonies.
cause of his death yet to be announced.
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