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William Guy presents Roger Maris with Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, Fargo, N.D.
William Guy presents Roger Maris with Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, Fargo, N.D.
TitleWilliam Guy presents Roger Maris with Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1964-01-04
DescriptionGovernor William Guy presents Roger Maris with a large certificate awarding him the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award. Both Guy and Maris are holding the certificate.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAwards and ceremonies
Politics & Government
Sports & Recreation
People
Subject (LCTGM)Governors
Baseball players
Awards
Certificates
Subject (LCSH)Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award
Personal NameGuy, William L. (William Lewis), 1919-
Maris, Roger, 1934-1985
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1961-1973 : Guy)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number00840-03
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.
Roger Maris was raised in Fargo and played professional baseball with the Cleveland Indians, and Kansas City before being traded to the New York Yankees in 1960. He hit 61 home runs in the 1961 season, a record that stood until 1998.
External Resourcehttp://www.history.nd.gov/exhibits/governors/governors26.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionRough Rider Awards Photograph Collection 00840
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00840-03)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh0084003
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