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BOARD OF CAPITOL COMMISSIONERS

The Board of Capitol Commissioners was created in 1893 (S. L. 1893, Ch. 29) to coordinate the construction of the south wing of the State Capitol. The Commission members included the Governor, Secretary of State, and the State Auditor. The Board of Capitol Commissioners was authorized to oversee the construction of the north wing of the State Capitol in 1903.

A new Board of Capitol Commissioners was created in 1905 (S. L. 1905, Ch. 166) and consisted of three gubernatorial appointees. The duties of the Board of Capitol Commissioners were to review and select plans, architects, and contractors for remodeling the Capitol and construction of a Governor's residence.

After destruction of the State Capitol by fire on December 28, 1930, the State Legislature authorized a Board of State Capitol Commissioners consisting of three members appointed by the Governor to supervise construction of a new State Capitol (S. L. 1931, Ch. 205). A reorganization in 1933 designated the Board of Administration to serve as the Board of State Capitol Commissioners (S. L. 1933, Ch. 185). The Board of State Capitol Commissioners supervised construction of the present State Capitol completed in 1934.

CHRONOLOGY

1893 Board of Capitol Commissioners was created.

1905 Board of Capitol Commissioners was reorganized.

1931 Board of State Capitol Commissioners was created.

1933 Board of Administration was designated to serve as the Board of State Capitol Commissioners.

SERIES

31046 Minutes
30055 Correspondence
30056 Capitol Line Daily Reports

SOURCE

Gray, David P. Guide to the North Dakota State Archives, 1985.

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