Janet Wentz

 

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: speaker of the North Dakota state House since 2002 who had built a reputation as an advocate for education and human services as a moderate Republican during a 28-year legislative career in the state, and who was only the third woman House speaker in North Dakota's history.

 

 

Cause of Death: Colon cancer

 

Born: July 21, 1937

 

Died: September 15, 2003

 

Location: Minot, North Dakota