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Dignitaries at North Dakota Capitol cornerstone laying ceremony, Bismarck, N.D.
Dignitaries at North Dakota Capitol cornerstone laying ceremony, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleDignitaries at North Dakota Capitol cornerstone laying ceremony, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1932-10-08
CreatorFinney, Burt
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionFormer governor Louis B. Hanna (wearing glasses), Vice President Charles Curtis, and Judge A.G. Burr are among a few of the dignitaries gathered on the speakers stand at the cornerstone laying ceremony for the new North Dakota State Capitol building in Bismarck.
Ordering Information
General SubjectAwards and ceremonies
Politics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Cornerstones
Cornerstone laying
Personal NameHanna, Louis B. (Louis Benjamin), 1861-1948
Burr, Alexander C., 1901-1977
Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1913-1916 : Hanna)
North Dakota. Supreme Court
United States. Office of the Vice President
North Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Item Number10121-60
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Finney's Daily Photo Service Bismarck, N.D."--Printed on front of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryLouis B. Hanna was born in Pennsylvania and educated on the East Coast. Hanna and his brother Robert came to Dakota Territory in 1881 and farmed near Hope. He later moved to Page and opened several businesses, including the First National Bank of Page. He served in the state senate before becoming governor in 1913.
A.G. Burr worked as an attorney and as states attorney at Bottineau (1894-1908), district judge at Rugby (1908-1926), and ND Supreme Court Justice, later Chief Justice (1926-1949). In 1938, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University Of North Dakota. He was involved in the Presbyterian Church: in 1904, he was moderator of the ND synod, was later moderator of Bismarck presbytery, was an ordained elder, and a member of the permanent judicial committee of the Presbyterian general assembly. Burr was also involved in the Democratic Party, the Masons (New York and Scottish rites), the Kiwanis Club, Odd Fellows, and was on the Jamestown College Board of trustees. Burr was a prolific speaker, and published The Apostle Paul and the Roman Law and contributed to several fraternal and religious magazines. He was a patriotic man, a WWI Four Minute Men speaker for Liberty Loan drives, and chairman of the Pierce County American Red Cross, who was interested in international affairs, involved in the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the World's Federation of Peace, and organizations supporting the League of Nations. A.G. Burr died February 8, 1951 in Bismarck, ND.
External Resource
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionAlexander G. Burr Papers Mss 10121
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10121-60)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh1012160
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