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Governor-elect C. Norman Brunsdale and family at victory celebration, Mayville, N.D.
Governor-elect C. Norman Brunsdale and family at victory celebration, Mayville, N.D.
TitleGovernor-elect C. Norman Brunsdale and family at victory celebration, Mayville, N.D.
Date of Original1950-11-17
DescriptionGovernor-elect C. Norman Brunsdale shakes hands with a man while his wife Carrie and daughters Margaret and Helen watch. All are gathered for a victory celebration after Brunsdale's election to governor. A caricature of an elephant is visible on the wall.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
People
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Governors
Families
Elephants
Victory celebrations
Banquets
Personal NameBrunsdale, C. Norman (Clarence Norman), 1891-1978
Brunsdale, Carrie, 1890-1982
Larson, Margaret M. (Margaret Marie)
Williams, Helen L. (Helen Lucille)
Organization NameState Normal School (Mayville, N.D.)
North Dakota. Governor (1951-1956 : Brunsdale)
LocationMayville (N.D.)
Decade1950-1959
Item Number11035-05-47-06
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryC. Norman Brunsdale was educated in Portland N.D. before going to university at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He then returned to the family farm in the Portland area. He was a supporter of water projects, and saw the Garrison Dam and Conservancy District established during his term. After leaving the governor's office, he was appointed to the Senate after the death of William Langer.
Carrie Lajord married C. Norman Brunsdale. The two met at Bruflat Academy in Portland, N.D. Carrie and Norman had two daughters, Margaret and Helen. The Brunsdales moved to the Governor's Mansion in 1950, but always considered Mayville, N.D. to be their home.
Margaret Brunsdale graduated from the University of North Dakota (UND) and worked at the University of Minnesota. She married Edson G. Larson on October 8, 1955 at the Governor's mansion in Bismarck. They resided in Mayville where Edson engaged in farming.
Helen Brunsdale graduated from Vassar College, and held newspaper and other journalistic positions. Helen married Percy D. Williams on August 4, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck. The couple made their home in Houston, Texas, where Mr. Williams practiced law. Norman's three granddaughters were born to them.
External Resourcehttp://history.nd.gov/exhibits/governors/governors24.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionC. Norman Brunsdale Papers Mss 11035
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/11035.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11035-05-47-06)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh11035054706
OCLC number441970774
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