BISMARCK, ND. – Governor Jack Dalrymple congratulated former Governor and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer who was honored today during the unveiling of his official portrait at the U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Schafer’s portrait was unveiled during an afternoon ceremony at the Jamie L. Whitten Building, USDA’s headquarters. Schafer was sworn in as the 29th Secretary of Agriculture on Jan. 28, 2008, serving during the last year of the George W. Bush Administration. Schafer also served as North Dakota’s governor from 1992 to 2000.