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Senators Jerome Walsh and Frank Wenstrom hang picture of Abraham Lincoln, Bismarck, N.D.
Senators Jerome Walsh and Frank Wenstrom hang picture of Abraham Lincoln, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleSenators Jerome Walsh and Frank Wenstrom hang picture of Abraham Lincoln, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1975
DescriptionSenators Jerome Walsh and Frank Wenstrom hang a portrait of Abraham Lincoln somewhere in the North Dakota State Capitol building during the 1975 Legislative session.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
People
Subject (LCTGM)Legislators
Portraits
Presidents
Politicians
Personal NameWenstrom, Frank A., 1903-1997
Walsh, Jerome
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Legislative Assembly. Senate
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Decade1970-1979
Item Number10474-31
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryFrank A. Wenstrom was born July 27, 1903, to James A. and Annie (Kringstad) Wenstrom at Dover in Wells County, ND. He attended grade school in the Bilodeau School District, Wells County, and graduated from Carrington High School. Wenstrom then began his career in the oil business. He married Mary Esther Pickett on June 10, 1938, in Carrington. They moved to Williston, and Wenstrom continued in the oil business until 1943. Wenstrom managed the Williston Chamber of Commerce, 1945-1951, and worked at the First National Bank in Williston from 1951-1960. He served as executive officer of Northwestern Federal Savings and Loan Association of Williston from 1964-1968. From 1957-1960 and from 1967-1986, Wenstrom served in the ND Senate from District 1. From 1963 to 1964, Wenstrom served as 28th Lieutenant Governor of ND under William L. Guy. In 1970, Wenstrom was elected delegate to the 1971-1972 ND Constitutional Convention, and was elected President (or Chairman) of the Convention in 1971. Wenstrom was a member of the University of North Dakota (UND) Foundation board of directors from 1965 to 1997 and received the Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from UND in 1990. He was the first non-lawyer to receive the Upper Missouri Bar Association Distinguished Service Award in May 1991. Wenstrom was a member of the Salvation Army Board of Advisers, Rotary Club, First Union Church, Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Red Cross of Constantine, KEM Temple and Elks Lodge. Frank A. Wenstrom died in Williston May 12, 1997.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrank A. Wenstrom Papers Mss 10474
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10474.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10474-31)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1047431
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