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Arthur A. Link, Mary Louise Defender Wilson and S.F. Hoffner in centennial parade, Williston, N.D.
Arthur A. Link, Mary Louise Defender Wilson and S.F. Hoffner in centennial parade, Williston, N.D.
TitleArthur A. Link, Mary Louise Defender Wilson and S.F. Hoffner in centennial parade, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1989-07-23
CreatorHuset, Oliver Lynn
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionArthur A. Link, Mary Louise Defender Wilson and S.F. 'Buckshot' Hoffner ride in the pack of a pickup truck flying North Dakota centennial flags in a parade in Williston, N.D. A sign on the side of the truck marks them as members of the North Dakota Centennial Commission.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Entertainment
Indians of North America
Subject (LCTGM)Governors
Legislators
Flags
Trucks
Anniversaries
Parades & processions
Personal NameLink, Arthur A.
Hoffner, Sebastian Fabian
Defender-Wilson, Mary Louise
Organization NameNorth Dakota Centennial Commission
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1980-1989
Item Number10943-77
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle 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 (10943-77)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1094377
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