Quentin Northrup Burdick (June 19, 1908 - September 8, 1992) was a United States Senator from North Dakota from 1960 until his death in 1992. Prior to that he had served in the United States House of Representatives from 1959 to 1960. He was the son of NPL North Dakota Congressman Usher L. Burdick.
Burdick received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Minnesota.
Like his father, Quentin Burdick was a member of the progressive Non-Partisan League, which placed its candidates on the Republican Party primary ballot until 1956, when the NPL aligned with the Democratic Party and became the Democratic-NPL.
Burdick became the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in 1987.
After his death his widow Jocelyn Birch Burdick was appointed to fill his unexpired term until a special election.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Preceded by: Usher L. Burdick United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of North Dakota 1959-1960 Succeeded by: Hjalmar Carl Nygaard Preceded by: C. Norman Brunsdale United States Senator (Class 1) from North Dakota 1960-1992 Succeeded by: Jocelyn Burdick