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Published April 05, 2013, 12:00 AM

View all of the ND Rough Rider Award portraits

Images from Office of North Dakota governor


Lawrence Welk, entertainer. Presented: Aug. 28, 1961. Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan

  • Lawrence Welk, entertainer. Presented: Aug. 28, 1961. Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan
  • Dorothy Stickney, actress. Presented: Nov. 2, 1961.<br /><br />Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan
  • Ivan Dmitri, artist. Presented: April 13, 1962. Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan
  • Roger Maris, athlete. Presented: Jan. 4, 1964. Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan
  • Eric Sevareid, journalist. Presented: April 17, 1964. Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan
  • Gen. Harold K. Johnson, military service. Presented: April 23, 1965. Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan
  • Dr. Anne H. Carlsen, educator. Presented: Sept. 9, 1966. Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan
  • Edward K. Thompson, journalist. Presented: April 19, 1968 Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan
  • Dr. Robert Henry Bahmer, archiving. Presented: July 28, 1970 Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Louis L'Amour, author. Presented: May 26, 1972 Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Bertin C. Gamble, entrepreneur. Presented: Oct. 20, 1972 Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Casper Oimoen, athlete. Presented: Feb. 12, 1973 Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Peggy Lee, entertainer. Presented: May 23, 1975 Portrait painted by: Emmett Morgan
  • Harold Schafer, entrepreneur. Presented: July 4, 1975 Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Era Bell Thompson, journalist. Presented: Aug. 14, 1976. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Dr. Leon Orris Jacobson, physician. Presented:  Oct. 1, 1976. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Elizabeth Bodine, humanitarian. Presented: July 27, 1979. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Phyllis Frelich, actress. Presented: April 27, 1981. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Cliff "Fido" Purpur, athlete. Presented: May 16, 1981. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Gen. David C. Jones, military service. Presented:  May 21, 1982. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Ronald N. Davies, judge. Presented: June 11, 1987. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Phil Jackson, athlete. Presented: July 30, 1992.<br /><br />Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Larry Woiwode, author. Presented: Oct. 23, 1992. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Angie Dickinson, actress. Presented: Dec. 2, 1992. Portrait portrait by: Vern Skaug
  • Rev. Richard C. Halvorson, minister. Presented:  March 26, 1994. Portrait painted by: Ann Linton Hodge
  • Brynhild Haugland, legislator. Presented: March 20, 1995. Portrait painted by: Ann Linton Hodge
  • Admiral William A. Owens, military service. Presented: Jan. 29, 1996. Portrait painted by: Ann Linton Hodge
  • Carl Ben Eielson, pioneer aviator. Presented: Aug. 26, 1997. Portrait painted by: Ann Linton Hodge
  • Warren Christopher, public service. Presented: June 20, 1998. Portrait painted by: Ann Linton Hodge
  • Bobby Vee, entertainer. Presented: June 20, 1999. Portrait painted by: Ann Linton Hodge
  • Chester "Chet" Reiten, entrepreneur. Presented:  Oct. 8, 2002. Portrait painted by: Ann Linton Hodge
  • Thomas J. Clifford, entrepreneur. Presented:  Nov. 23, 2002. Portrait painted by: Ann Linton Hodge
  • Sister Thomas Welder, educator. Presented: May 1, 2004. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Harry J. Pearce, business leader. Presented: Aug. 11, 2004. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • William C. Marcil, business leader. Presented: May 18, 2006. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble, military service. Presented: July 23, 2008. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Doug Burgum, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Presented: Nov. 20, 2009. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug
  • Ronald D. Offutt, agribusiness leader and philanthropist. Presented: Sept. 15, 2011. Portrait painted by: Vern Skaug