Langer, William, 1886-1959

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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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referencedIn Peirce, J. Dexter, 1857-1945. J. Dexter Peirce collection, 1795-1945. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Kroeber, Waldo W. Waldo W. Kroeber papers, 1940-1946. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
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correspondedWith Costello, Patrick Henry, 1897-1971. person
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associatedWith Daniels, Frances. person
associatedWith Day, Vince A. (Vincent Alpheus), 1885-1945. person
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associatedWith Martin, Ora. person
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associatedWith Mounts, Madison. person
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associatedWith North Dakota Farmers Union. corporateBody
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associatedWith North Dakota. Governor (1937-1938 : Langer) corporateBody
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associatedWith Nygaard, Daphna, 1894-1978. person
associatedWith Olson, Ole H., 1872-1954. person
associatedWith Paulson, John D., 1915-2001. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
North Dakota
Cass County (N.D.)
Morton County (N.D.)
Mandan (N.D.)
United States
United States
Morton County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
United States
North Dakota
Cass County (N.D.)
Mandan (N.D.)
Mandan County--North Dakota
North Dakota
North Dakota--Morton County
North Dakota
North Dakota
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Agricultural administration--Sources
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Indians of North America--Government relations--1934--Sources
Legislators--Biography
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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
Occupation
Lawyers--North Dakota
Governor--North Dakota
Senators, U.S. Congress--North Dakota
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Birth 1886-09-30

Death 1959-11-08

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