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William Guy presenting Eric Sevareid with Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award
William Guy presenting Eric Sevareid with Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award
TitleWilliam Guy presenting Eric Sevareid with Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award
Date of Original1964-04-17
DescriptionGovernor William Guy shakes the hand of Eric Sevareid in front of a Welcome Home banner painted with a picture of Theodore Roosevelt. Governor Guy holds a parchment awarding Eric Sevareid the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAwards and ceremonies
Politics & Government
People
Subject (LCTGM)Journalists
Governors
Politicians
Awards
Banners
Subject (LCSH)Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award
Personal NameGuy, William L. (William Lewis), 1919-
Sevareid, Eric, 1912-1992
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1961-1973 : Guy)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number00018-30-13
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] William L. Guy Collection Mss 10489
Biography/HistoryWilliam L. Guy was born in Devils Lake, N.D. in 1919. He attended public school in Amenia, N.D., and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota Agricultural College, and then a Masters of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Economics from the University of Minnesota. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Guy worked in a variety of occupations until 1960, most in the agricultural field. A member of the Nonpartisan League since 1954, occupying a number of committee positions, he received the Democratic-Nonpartisan League nomination for Governor in 1960, and served as North Dakota's 26th governor for 12 years. As the state's chief executive, he was involved in many prominent projects in North Dakota's history, including the Garrison Diversion Project, the creation of the Tourism Promotion Division and the Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Hall of Fame, and the North Dakota Heritage Commission, which paved the way for the construction of the North Dakota Heritage Center. Guy was also the chairman of the National Governor's Conference in 1968. After leaving office, he served as the executive director of the North Dakota Community Foundation, worked as a consultant for Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and was appointed by Governor Arthur A. Link as chairman of the Public Employees Retirement Commission. Guy was later appointed to a six year term on the State Water Commission by Governor George Sinner.
Eric Sevareid grew up in Velva, N.D. and was a reporter for th Minneapolis Journal while attending the University of Minnesota. He studied abroad in London in Paris, and wrote for the Paris edition of the New York Herald and became a war correspondent for CBS in 1939. He remained a commentator for CBS until his retirement in 1977.
External Resourcehttp://www.history.nd.gov/exhibits/governors/governors26.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionGovernor William L. Guy Office Photograph Collection 00018
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (0018-30-13)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh000183013
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