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William Guy delivering radio address
William Guy delivering radio address
TitleWilliam Guy delivering radio address
Date of Original197-
DescriptionGovernor William Guy sits at a table and reads from a typewritten piece of paper into a microphone. Other microphones, a telephone, and an ashtray are visible on the table top.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPioneer Era
People
Subject (LCTGM)Radio broadcasting
Telephones
Public speaking
Politicians
Governors
Personal NameGuy, William L. (William Lewis), 1919-
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1961-1973 : Guy)
Decade1970-1979
Item Number00018-32-03
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] William L. Guy Collection Mss 10489
[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryPoliticians quickly learned to use radio to get a political message to people all over the state. In this photo, Governor Bill Guy (1960-1966 and 1968-1970) sits in a sound booth to read a speech to a radio audience.
William 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.
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 (00018-32-03)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota
Digital IDsh000183203
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