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William Guy, Murray Baldwin, and John Burke statue, Bismarck, N.D.
William Guy, Murray Baldwin, and John Burke statue, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleWilliam Guy, Murray Baldwin, and John Burke statue, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1963-02-15
DescriptionGovernor William Guy talks to Representative Murray Baldwin in front of a statue of John Burke on display inside the North Dakota State Capitol building in Bismarck. The original of this statue stands in National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.
Ordering Information
General SubjectStatues and monuments
Politics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Sculpture
Personal NameBurke, John, 1859-1937
Guy, William L. (William Lewis), 1919-
Baldwin, Murray A., 1896-1975
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1907-1912 : Burke)
North Dakota. Governor (1961-1973 : Guy)
North Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
North Dakota. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Item Number00212-09-05
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryJohn Burke came to North Dakota as a lawyer, but worked as a harvest hand, teacher, and newspaper man before becoming Rolette County judge in 1889. He served in the North Dakota House and Senate before being elected governor in 1907. He filled the role of United States treasurer between 1913 and 1921, and served on the North Dakota Supreme Court between 1924 and 1937. A statue of Burke stands on the North Dakota Capitol Grounds and in National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.
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.
Murray Baldwin served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1955-1964, and represented a district in Fargo.
External Resource
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionPiper Sullivan Photograph Collection 00212
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00212-09-05)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh002120905
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