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Arthur A. Link at 81st birthday party with cake
Arthur A. Link at 81st birthday party with cake
TitleArthur A. Link at 81st birthday party with cake
Date of Original1995-05-24
DescriptionFormer Governor Arthur A. Link stands behind a birthday cake with an American flag motif on the occasion of his 81st birthday. The words on the cake read: Happy Birthday Art Link 81 years young.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Politics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Birthdays
Personal NameLink, Arthur A.
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1973-1980 : Link)
LocationNorth Dakota
Item Number11078-54
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title 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 Resource
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionDemocratic NPL Party Records Mss 11078
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11078-54)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1107854
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