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Title: Governor William L. Guy

Dates: 1950-1983

Collection Number: 00018

Quantity: 329 digitized and/or described items

Abstract: Photographs of Governor William L. Guy and events during his time in office.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by William Guy in 2008. Additional photographs were transferred into the collection from the University of North Dakota in 2008.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
               
Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.
               
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
               
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.       

Related Collections:       
MSS 10489 William L. Guy Papers
Series 31233 Governor William L. Guy Records
Series 30253 Department of Transportation. Information/ Administration Service Division, Official Photographs of the Governors

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Born on September 30, 1919, in Devils Lake, North Dakota, William Lewis Guy, Jr., was one of three children born to William L. and Mable (Leet) Guy.  He attended public school in Amenia, North Dakota; in 1941 he graduated from North Dakota Agricultural College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics.  In 1946 Guy completed graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, earning a Master’s of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Economics.
On January 30, 1943, William Guy and Elizabeth Jean Mason of Fargo, North Dakota, were married.  They later had five children.

Joining the United States Navy in October of 1942, William Guy was commissioned in 1943.  He served two years of active duty aboard the destroyer U.S.S. William D. Porter and survived sinking by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa in June 1945.  Guy left the Navy in December of that year with the rank of Lieutenant.

From 1947 to 1960, William Guy worked in several different occupations.  He was employed as a livestock salesperson in West Fargo, ca. 1946 to 1947; Assistant County Agent for Cass County, ca. 1947 to 1948; operated Guy-Bean Farm Supply from 1948 to ca. 1952; farmed near Amenia for twelve years from 1948 to 1960; and for several years, ca. 1952 to 1958, taught agricultural economics during the winter quarters at North Dakota Agricultural College.

William Guy became active in democratic politics while attending college and joined the Nonpartisan League in 1954.  From 1950 to 1960 he was a member of the Democratic Precinct Committee, the Democratic State Central Committee from ca. 1950 to 1960, and the State Democratic Executive Committee from 1952 to 1958.  After several unsuccessful bids for public office--the State Senate in 1952 and 1956 and Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor in 1954--Guy was elected in 1958 to the North Dakota House of Representatives from the 11th district.  During that thirty-sixth session he was also elected Assistant Minority Floor Leader to Arthur A. Link.

The joint Democratic-Nonpartisan League convention of 1960 endorsed William Guy as its candidate for governor, upsetting his own plans to run for the State Senate that year.  Nonetheless Guy soundly defeated Republican candidate C.P. Dahl and Independent candidate Herschel Lashkowitz that November.  William Guy was re-elected to one two-year term in 1962 and two four-year terms in 1964 and 1968, serving as the state's chief executive for a total of twelve years.  Choosing not to seek re-election for a fifth term, he and his family returned to Casselton, North Dakota, in January 1973.
The accomplishments of William Guy's administration were many.  An abbreviated listing would include:  the repeal of the personal property tax in 1969; the Garrison Diversion Irrigation Project; the construction of Rural Electric Cooperative electric generators on state coal fields; the creation of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Hall of Fame; the authorization of a Tourism Promotion Division with the State Highway Department in 1965 (currently under the Economic Development Commission); and the creation of the North Dakota Heritage Study Commission in 1963 and the North Dakota Heritage Commission in 1965, which paved the way for the construction of the North Dakota Heritage Center.  In 1962 William Guy organized and chaired the Midwestern Governors' Conference, a twelve-state regional conference with the basic aim of fostering regional development.  William Guy also, in 1968, won national acclaim for his work as the chairperson of the National Governors' Conference, the first time in the forty-eight year history of the Conference that the Governor of North Dakota had been elected to that position.

In 1974 Guy ran against Republican incumbent Milton R. Young and Independent candidate James Jungroth for the United States Senate, losing to Young in a recount by 186 votes.  Appointed executive director of the Western Governors' Regional Energy Policy Office in 1975, he resigned the position in 1977 and returned to Casselton.  There he was the executive director of the North Dakota Community Foundation until 1979.  Basin Electric Power Cooperative hired Guy as a full-time resources consultant later that year.  In 1980 Governor Arthur A. Link appointed William Guy to a five-year term as the chairperson of the Public Employees Retirement System.  In 1984 Guy returned to party activities, opposing the 1985 compromise on Garrison Diversion.  In 1985 Governor George Sinner appointed William Guy to a six-year term on the State Water Commission.  William and Jean Guy currently reside in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Sources: 
North Dakota Blue Book 1961.
MSS 10489 William L. Guy Collection, 1960-1983, 8 volumes.  Contains scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and photographs concerning William Guy's governorship and later activities.
Remele, Larry.  "Political Charisma in North Dakota:  An Interpretation of an Evolution," The Onlooker, 2:5-8, December 26, 1976.
Vedvick, Milton T. "An interview with Governor Guy, "North Dakota REC Magazine, 1:10-13+, January, 1973.
Who's Who in North Dakota, 1984.  A compilation of short biographical sketches of selected North Dakotans.

PARTIAL INVENTORY

00018-00001       Governor and Mrs. Guy congratulating Lawrence Welk TV show Los Angeles CA 09-28-1971
00018-00002       Members of the 321st Strategic Missile Wing with Governor Guy in the Capitol displaying trophy won by the Wing July 3, 1969
00018-00003       Secretary of Department of Interior Stewart Udall, Governor and Mrs. Guy  at Snake Creek Pumping Plant groundbreaking, Coleharbor (ND)
00018-00004       Governor William Guy North Dakota Heritage Foundation Incorporation papers 11-1967
00018-00004       Incorporation of Heritage Center Foundation by Governor Guy November 12, 1967
00018-00005       Governor Guy at his desk with and firemen holding sign “Fire Service Recognition Day”
00018-00006-001              National Governors Conference Headquarters, S. S. Independence, Virgin Islands October 1967
00018-00006-002              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands, Dr. Wendell Pierce, Education Commission of the US Administrator with Governor and Mrs. Guy October 1967
00018-00006-003              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands, Governor and Mrs. Owen Aspinall of American Samoa and Governor and Mrs. William Guy October 1967
00018-00006-004              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands, group shot of governors October 1967
00018-00006-005              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands Governor Guy, outgoing Chair of Governors Conference and Governor John A. Volpe of Massachusetts, incoming Chair of Governors Conference on sundeck of SS Independence October 1967
00018-00006-006              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands Governor Guy at news conference Oct 1967
00018-00006-007              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands Governor Guy at news conference Oct 1967
00018-00006-008              Governor William Mrs. Guy eating with others
00018-00006-008              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands, Governor and Mrs. Farris Bryant of Florida and Governor and Mrs. Guy Oct 1967
00018-00006-009              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands, Opening of Governors Conference, Gov. Guy Chairman, Gov. Piawansky of Virgin Islands gives opening remarks October 1967
00018-00006-010              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands, Governor and Mrs. Farris Bryant, Governor and Mrs. Guy October 1967
00018-00006-011              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands, Frank Blair of the Today Show, NBC Studios, NY October 1967
00018-00006-012              National Governors Conference, Virgin Islands, (N.D.) Delegation: Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Dunn, Governor and Mrs. Guy, Mr. and Mrs. Art McKinney October 1967
00018-00006-013              Governor William Guy and Governor Nils Boe of South Dakota October 1967
00018-00007       Governor William Guy Other National Guard flag Red River High Band Grand Forks
00018-00007       Governor and Mrs. Guy and Director Ken Larsen at Flag presentation to the Red River High School Band Grand Forks (ND) as the Official Governor’s Band for 1972
00018-00008-001              Gunner Unger with Governor William Guy with lectern designed and built by Mr. Unger, May 1971
00018-00008-002              Gunner Unger with Governor William Guy with lectern designed and built by Mr. Unger, May 1971
00018-00009       Fair Housing Law being signed by Gov. William Guy with Abner Larson, FHA, Fargo; Robert U. Barela, Asst. Regional Administrator for Equal Opportunity, Denver; Dale Little Soldier, Director United Tribes Employment Center, Bismarck; Robert F. Kemper, HUD, Denver
00018-00010       Governor Guy holding issues of North Dakota Horizons
00018-00011       State Engineer Milo Hoisveen presenting 10-year service appreciation plaques to State Water Commissioner Richard Gallagher and Governor Guy
00018-00012-001              Governor William Guy as last manual telephone is taken out of service, Almont (ND) December 16, 1967
00018-00012-002              Governor William Guy as last manual telephone is taken out of service, Almont (ND) December 16, 1967
00018-00012-003              Governor William Guy as last manual telephone is taken out of service, Almont (ND) December 16, 1967
00018-00012-004              Governor William Guy as last manual telephone is taken out of service, Almont (ND) December 16, 1967
00018-00012-005              Governor William Guy as last manual telephone is taken out of service, Almont (ND) December 16, 1967
00018-00012-006              Governor William Guy as last manual telephone is taken out of service, Almont (ND) December 16, 1967
00018-00013-001              Governor Guy receives 1968 Cadillac state car from Cliff Overvold, Fargo, December 20, 1967
00018-00013-002              Governor Guy receives 1968 Cadillac state car from Cliff Overvold, Fargo, December 20, 1967
00018-00013-003              Governor William Guy accepting keys to Cadillac Fleetwood
00018-00014-001              Governor signing US Atomic Energy Commission agreement on atomic materials August 19, 1969
00018-00014-002              Governor signing US Atomic Energy Commission agreement on atomic materials August 19, 1969
00018-00014-003              Governor signing US Atomic Energy Commission agreement on atomic materials August 19, 1969
00018-00014-004              Governor signing US Atomic Energy Commission agreement on atomic materials August 19, 1969
00018-00014-005              Governor signing US Atomic Energy Commission agreement on atomic materials August 19, 1969
00018-00015-001              Governor Guy with California students Gary Benedick and Carleton Renwell who are on a nationwide tour August 15, 1969
00018-00015-002              Governor Guy with California students Gary Benedick and Carleton Renwell who are on a nationwide tour August 15, 1969
00018-00015-003              Governor Guy with California students Gary Benedick and Carleton Renwell who are on a nationwide tour August 15, 1969
00018-00015-004              Governor Guy with California students Gary Benedick and Carleton Renwell who are on a nationwide tour August 15, 1969
00018-00015-005              Governor Guy with California students Gary Benedick and Carleton Renwell who are on a nationwide tour August 15, 1969
00018-00016-001              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-002              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-003              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-004              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-005              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-006              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-007              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-008              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-009              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-010              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-011              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-012              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-013              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November 1971
00018-00016-014              Governor William Guy responding to questions
00018-00016-015              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November  1971
00018-00016-016              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November  1971
00018-00016-017              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November  1971
00018-00016-018              Governor Guy speaking to the United Mine Workers Local 8880 at the Zap Community Hall during a Coal Strike at Indian Head Mine. North American Coal Corp. November  1971
00018-00017-001              Washburn Bridge Dedication
00018-00017-002              Washburn Bridge Dedication
00018-00017-003              Washburn Bridge Dedication
00018-00018-001              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-002              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-003              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-004              Governor William Mrs. Guy greeting attendees at dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-005              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-006              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-007              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-008              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-009              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-010              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-011              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-012              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-013              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-014              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-015              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-016              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-017              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-018              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-019              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-020              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-021              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-022              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-023              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-024              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-025              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-026              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-027              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-028              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-029              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-030              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-031              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-032              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-033              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-034              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-035              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-036              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00018-037              Dedication of Douglas Skye Retirement home in Fort Yates November  19, 1971
00018-00019-001              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-002              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-003              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-004              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-005              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-006              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-007              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-008              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-009              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-010              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-011              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-012              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00019-013              Sikorsky (Amtrak) Turbo Train
00018-00020-001              Governor Guy, Helgi Johanneson, Sam Kuhl, and Arne Dahl at the Rededication of North Dakota State Flour Mill and Elevator, Grand Forks (ND) January 31, 1972
00018-00020-002              Governor Guy, Helgi Johanneson, Sam Kuhl, and Arne Dahl at the Rededication of North Dakota State Flour Mill and Elevator, Grand Forks (ND) January 31, 1972
00018-00020-003              Governor Guy, Helgi Johanneson, Sam Kuhl, and Arne Dahl at the Rededication of North Dakota State Flour Mill and Elevator, Grand Forks (ND) January 31, 1972

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