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Arthur A. Link on steps of Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
Arthur A. Link on steps of Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
TitleArthur A. Link on steps of Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
Date of Original1971
DescriptionArthur A. Link sits on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. He holds a rolled up document in his hands.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
People
Subject (LCTGM)Legislators
Politicians
Capitols
Personal NameLink, Arthur A.
Organization NameUnited States. Congress. House
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
LocationWashington (D.C.)
Decade1970-1979
Item Number10943-18
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryArthur 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://history.nd.gov/exhibits/governors/governors27.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionArthur and Grace Link Collection Mss 10943
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10943-18)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1094318
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