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William Guy and Arthur Link with Great Seal of North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D.
William Guy and Arthur Link with Great Seal of North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleWilliam Guy and Arthur Link with Great Seal of North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1973?
DescriptionWilliam Guy and Arthur Link stand next to a podium bearing the Great Seal of North Dakota. American and North Dakota flags are visible in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMaps, stamps and seals
Politics & Government
People
Subject (LCTGM)Governors
Seals (Insignia)
Flags
Personal NameGuy, William L. (William Lewis), 1919-
Link, Arthur A.
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1961-1973 : Guy)
North Dakota. Governor (1973-1980 : Link)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Decade1970-1979
Item Number00237-01
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
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.
Arthur A. Link was born in Alexander, N.D. in 1914, and attended schools in McKenzie County. Later, he studied farm husbandry at the North Dakota Agricultural College. Link served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1946 to 1970, including 14 years as minority floor leader, and as Speaker of the House in 1965. He was also active in township and county affairs, serving as a member of the Randolph Township Board, McKenzie County Welfare Board, and Randolph School Board. Link also served on the county and state Farm Security Administration committees. Link was elected to the 92nd Congress, and served from 1971-1972 as the representative for North Dakota's Second (West) District. This office was eliminated by reapportionment in 1972. In 1972, Link received the Democratic nomination for governor of North Dakota, and held the state's chief executive position until 1981.
External Resourcehttp://www.history.nd.gov/exhibits/governors/governors26.html
http://www.history.nd.gov/exhibits/governors/governors27.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionJ.O. Thorson Photograph Collection 00237
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00237-01)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0023701
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