Frederick B. Fancher

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Frederick Bartlett Fancher
Frederick Fancher (North Dakota Governor).jpg
From 1899's Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1898
7th Governor of North Dakota
In office
January 3, 1899 – January 10, 1901
LieutenantJoseph M. Devine
Preceded byJoseph M. Devine
Succeeded byFrank White
Personal details
Born(1852-04-02)April 2, 1852
Orleans County, New York
DiedJanuary 10, 1944(1944-01-10) (aged 91)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

Frederick Bartlett Fancher (April 2, 1852 – January 10, 1944) was an American politician who was the seventh Governor of North Dakota from 1899 to 1901.


Frederick B. Fancher was born in Orleans County, New York, on April 2, 1852.[1] Educated in the public schools, he also attended Michigan State Normal School in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He married Florence S. Van Voorhies.[2]


Working in insurance in Illinois and North Dakota, Fancher first entered politics and was President of the North Dakota Constitutional Convention in 1889.[3] He had moved to North Dakota in 1881 and began a large farming operation near Jamestown. He was State Insurance Commissioner from 1895 to 1899 and a trustee board member of the State Hospital for the Insane.[4]

North Dakota Governor Frederick B. Fancher

Securing the Republican nomination, he was elected Governor and served from 1899 to January 10, 1901. While he was in that office, a state board of pardons, and a twine plant in the state penitentiary were established.

After leaving office, he moved to Sacramento, California and had a retail and wholesale grocery business until his retirement in 1925.


Fancher died in Los Angeles, California, on January 10, 1944, at age 91. He is buried in East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento, California.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Frederick B. Fancher - North Dakota Governors Online Exhibit - Exhibits - State Historical Society of North Dakota". Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  2. ^ "Frederick B. Francher". Soylent Communications. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Frederick B. Fancher". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "Frederick B Fancher". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  5. ^ "Frederick B. Fancher". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  6. ^ "Frederick Bartlett Fancher (1852-1944) - Find A..." Retrieved April 16, 2021.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Frank A. Briggs
Republican nominee for Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Frank White
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph M. Devine
Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Frank White