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Governor John Davis, Richard Nixon and others campaigning in Williston, N.D.
Governor John Davis, Richard Nixon and others campaigning in Williston, N.D.
TitleGovernor John Davis, Richard Nixon and others campaigning in Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1960
CreatorArtice Portrait Studio
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionGovernor John Davis waves to the crowd while Vice President Richard Nixon speaks to the crowd during a campaign stop in Williston during Nixon's run for the presidency in 1960. Pauline Davis, Pat Nixon, and Frank Wenstrom are also visible in the photograph. A United Airlines airplane is visible in the background, and photographers are visible at left.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Governors
Vice presidents
Political campaigns
Political elections
Public speaking
Personal NameDavis, John E., 1913-1990
Davis, Pauline
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Nixon, Pat, 1912-1993
Wenstrom, Frank A., 1903-1997
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1957-1961 : Davis)
United States. Office of the Vice President
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number10474-07
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryJohn Davis served in World War II and was national commander of the American Legion in the 1960s. He was also the mayor of McClusky, and was later a director of the Provident Life Insurance Company in Bismarck. He was appointed head of the Civil Defense Preparedness Agency by President Richard Nixon.
Frank 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.
External Resource
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrank A. Wenstrom Papers Mss 10474
Collection Finding AidConsult
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10474-07)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1047407
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