Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Funeral set for ND GOP leader Ben Clayburgh

  • Clayburgh died Monday at age 88.
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  • Funeral services are scheduled Saturday in Grand Forks for Ben Clayburgh, who was a state and national leader in the Republican Party for five decades.
    Clayburgh died Monday at age 88. His wife, Bev, tells the Grand Forks Herald (http://bit.ly/WFDqch ) that he had been suffering from dementia.
    Clayburgh, an orthopedic surgeon, was a former state Republican Party chairman and a member of the Republican National Committee. In 1994 he made an unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. Son Rick Clayburgh is a former state legislator and tax commissioner.
    Amundson Funeral Home says Clayburgh's funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks.
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