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us: Langer, William, 1886-1959



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    • us: Langer, Bill, 1886-1959
    • us: Langer, Wild Bill, 1886-1959
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    • found: NUCMC data from State Hist. Soc. N.D. for Burr, A.G. Papers, 1918-1949 (William Langer; Langer trial, 1934)
    • found: NUCMC data from State Hist. Soc. N.D. for His Papers, 1896-1953 (William Langer; governor, North Dakota, 1933-1934, 1937-1938; U.S. Sen., 1941-1959)
    • found: LC data base, 1-26-89 (hdg.: Langer, William, 1886-1959)
    • found: Geelan, A. The Dakota maverick, c1975: t.p. (William Langer; also known as "Wild Bill" Langer)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, June 23, 2015 (Langer, William, a Senator from North Dakota; born on a farm in Everest Township, near Casselton, Cass County, N.Dak., September 30, 1886; attended the rural schools; graduated from the law department of the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks in 1906 and from Columbia University, New York City in 1910; admitted to the bar in 1911 and began practice in Mandan, N.Dak.; State's attorney of Morton County, N.Dak., 1914-1916; moved to Bismarck, N.Dak., in 1916 and continued the practice of law; attorney general of North Dakota 1916-1920; legal adviser for Council of Defense during the First World War; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1920; Governor of North Dakota January 1933 to July 1934, when he was removed by the State supreme court; again Governor 1937-1939; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for United States Senator in 1938; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1940; though there was an attempt to block his seating, Langer took his seat in the Senate in 1941; reelected in 1946, 1952, and again in 1958, and served from January 3, 1941, until his death in Washington, D.C., November 8, 1959; chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Civil Service (Eightieth Congress), Committee on the Judiciary (Eighty-third Congress); lay in state in the Senate chamber November 10, 1959; interment in St. Leo"s Catholic Cemetery, Casselton, N.Dak.)
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