Langer, William, 1886-1959

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1886-09-30
Death 1959-11-08
English

Biographical notes:

Born at Everest, N.D. Graduate of University of North Dakota and Columbia University. Attorney, married Lydia Cady 1918, nicknamed "Wild Bill." Morton County States Attorney (1914-1916) North Dakota Attorney General (1916-1920), North Dakota Governor (1933-1934, 1937-1938) and U.S. senator (1941-1959). Died in office, buried at Casselton, N.D.

From the description of Collection, 1933-1959. (North Dakota State University Library). WorldCat record id: 29179625

Governor and U.S. senator of North Dakota.

From the description of Papers of William Langer and Ole H. Olson, 1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015050

Governor of North Dakota, 1933-1934; 1937-1938; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1941-1959.

From the description of Papers, 1896-1953. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 17798878

North Dakota Nonpartisan League politician, NPL Attorney General of North Dakota (1917-1920), NPL Governor of North Dakota (1933-1934, 1937-1938), and U.S. Senator from North Dakota (1941-1959).

From the description of Senate papers, 1941-1959 (inclusive) (University of North Dakota). WorldCat record id: 18265290

North Dakotan and Nonpartisan League activist, NPL Attorney General of North Dakota (1917-1920), NPL governor of North Dakota (1933-1934, 1937-1938), and NPL U.S. Senator from North Dakota (1941-1959).

From the description of Pre-Senate papers, 1900-1941 (inclusive) (University of North Dakota). WorldCat record id: 18261927

Nonpartisan League Attorney General of North Dakota (1917-1920), NPL Governor of North Dakota (1933-1934, 1937-1938) and United States Senator from North Dakota (1941-1959).

William Langer was born on a farm in Everest Township, near Casselton, Cass County, N.D., Sept. 30, 1886. He was educated in Cass County, was graduated in Law (B.A.) from University of North Dakota (1906) and Columbia University (B.A., 1910), and admitted to the bar (1911). He married Lydia Cady of New York City, a union that produced 4 children. He began his law practice in Mandan, N.D. (Morton County).

Langer was engaged in the following activities and held the following offices: State's Attorney of Morton County, N.D. (1915-1916); Attorney General of N.D. (1917-1920); legal adviser for Council of Defense during W.W.I; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of N.D. (1920); served as Governor of N.D. (Jan. 1933-July 17, 1934) and was removed by the N.D. Supreme Court; Governor again (1937-1939); unsuccessful Republican candidate for Senate (1938); elected and served as Senator (1941-1959). William Langer died in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 1959.

From the description of Papers, 1900-1959 (inclusive). (University of North Dakota). WorldCat record id: 18220276

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Subjects:

  • Agricultural administration--Sources
  • Legislators--Trials, litigation, etc.--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--1934--Sources
  • Legislators--Biography
  • County attorneys--Sources
  • Droughts--Sources
  • Lawyers--Sources
  • Legislators--Trials, litigation, etc
  • Socialism--Sources
  • Elections
  • Farms
  • Political parties
  • Attorneys general--Sources
  • Government ownership--Sources
  • Water resources development--Sources
  • Grain trade
  • Rural electrification--Law and legislation--Sources
  • Social security beneficiaries
  • Depressions--Sources
  • Agriculture and state
  • New Deal, 1933-1939--Sources
  • Rural telephone--Law and legislation--Sources
  • Postal service--Sources

Occupations:

  • Lawyers--North Dakota
  • Governor--North Dakota
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--North Dakota

Places:

  • North Dakota (as recorded)
  • Cass County (N.D.) (as recorded)
  • Morton County (N.D.) (as recorded)
  • Mandan (N.D.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Morton County (N.D.) (as recorded)
  • North Dakota (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • North Dakota (as recorded)
  • Cass County (N.D.) (as recorded)
  • Mandan (N.D.) (as recorded)
  • Mandan County--North Dakota (as recorded)
  • North Dakota (as recorded)
  • North Dakota--Morton County (as recorded)
  • North Dakota (as recorded)
  • North Dakota (as recorded)