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Dorothy Stickney receiving Rough Rider Award, Bismarck, N.D.
Dorothy Stickney receiving Rough Rider Award, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleDorothy Stickney receiving Rough Rider Award, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1961-11-02
DescriptionGovernor William L. Guy holds aloft the large proclamation commissioning Dorothy Stickney as a Colonel in the Teddy Roosevelt Rough Riders, later known as the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award. Dorothy Stickney stands next to the governor, and other politicians surround them. The presentation is likely in one of the chambers of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Politics & Government
Awards and ceremonies
Subject (LCTGM)Governors
Subject (LCSH)Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award
Personal NameGuy, William L. (William Lewis), 1919-
Stickney, Dorothy
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1961-1973 : Guy)
North Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
North Dakota. Legislative Assembly
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Item Number11078-3776
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"To Governor and Mrs. William Guy. Thank you for this treasure. Colonel Dorothy Stickney May 28 1968"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
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.
Dorothy Stickney was born in Dickinson, and acted in Vaudeville and summer stock before beginning on Broadway in 1926. She gained fame and awards for her role as Mother in the long-running production of "Life With Father", in which she starred with her husband Howard Lindsay. She received the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award in 1961.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionDemocratic NPL Party Records Mss 11078
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11078-3776)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh110783776
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