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William L. Guy and Jean Guy at meal, Midwest Governors 'Conference, Bismarck, N.D.
William L. Guy and Jean Guy at meal, Midwest Governors 'Conference, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleWilliam L. Guy and Jean Guy at meal, Midwest Governors 'Conference, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1972-06
DescriptionGovernor William L. Guy and his wife Jean eat a mean at a picnic table with unidentified women during the Midwest Governors' Conference in Bismarck. Governor Guy wears a tie promoting the Bismarck centennial, a western jacket, cowboy hat and boots. Mrs. Guy wears a beaded necklace.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
People
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Meetings
Eating & drinking
Cowboy hats
Cowboy boots
Governors
Spouses
Personal NameGuy, William L. (William Lewis), 1919-
Guy, Jean, 1922-
Organization NameMidwest Governors' Conference
North Dakota. Governor (1961-1973 : Guy)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Decade1970-1979
Item Number10489-P-20
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryWilliam L. Guy was born in Devils Lake, N.D. in 1919. He attended public school in Amenia, N.D., and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota Agricultural College, and then a Masters of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Economics from the University of Minnesota. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Guy worked in a variety of occupations until 1960, most in the agricultural field. A member of the Nonpartisan League since 1954, occupying a number of committee positions, he received the Democratic-Nonpartisan League nomination for Governor in 1960, and served as North Dakota's 26th governor for 12 years. As the state's chief executive, he was involved in many prominent projects in North Dakota's history, including the Garrison Diversion Project, the creation of the Tourism Promotion Division and the Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Hall of Fame, and the North Dakota Heritage Commission, which paved the way for the construction of the North Dakota Heritage Center. Guy was also the chairman of the National Governor's Conference in 1968. After leaving office, he served as the executive director of the North Dakota Community Foundation, worked as a consultant for Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and was appointed by Governor Arthur A. Link as chairman of the Public Employees Retirement Commission. Guy was later appointed to a six year term on the State Water Commission by Governor George Sinner.
External Resourcehttp://www.history.nd.gov/exhibits/governors/governors26.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWilliam L. Guy Collection Mss 10489
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10489-P-20)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10489P20
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