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Ernest Sands

Ernest M. Sands (born April 30, 1922)[1] is a North Dakota Republican Party politician who served as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota under Allen I. Olson. Sands also served in the North Dakota Senate from 1967 to 1970 and from 1973 to 1980.[2]

Sands served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a Bombardier for the 458th Bomb Group, 755th Squadron (B-24). On October 14, 1944, his plane was shot down over Cologne, Germany and he was able to evade capture for several days. He was eventually captured and spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA until he was repatriated by Patton's forces on April 29, 1945.


Political offices
Preceded by
Wayne Sanstead
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Ruth Meiers
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