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Title: Alan Grindberg

Dates: 1934-ca. 1965

Collection Number: 00245

Quantity: 29 items

Abstract: Images of President Franklin Roosevelt visit to Devils Lake in 1934, hull of the Steamer Minnie H, Governor and Mrs. John Davis and Brynhild Haugland at the Mandan Refinery, Governor Norman Brunsdale at a Reclamation meeting, a group of North Dakotas officials at the U.S. Capitol, and Governor Guy and Walter Hjelle fishing.

Provenance: The State Historical Society acquired this collection from Alan Grindberg.

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Biographical Sketch
From the Bismarck Tribune, Thursday January 14, 2010

Alan K. Grindberg, 77, Bismarck, formerly of Goodrich, died Jan. 11, 2010 at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck. Alan was born May 6, 1932 in rural Granville to Conrad and Inez (Loftesnes) Grindberg. He graduated from Velva High School in 1950 and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., before serving in the U.S. Army in Korea. He continued his education at the University of North Dakota earning his bachelor of science in civil engineering in 1958. He was then employed by the North Dakota State Water Commission.

He married Jean McGillivray June 4, 1961 in Powers Lake. Following their marriage they lived in Bismarck until they returned to the University of North Dakota where Alan pursued his juris doctorate, which he received in 1966. He received many scholarships and accolades for his academic achievement, and in his senior year, he had the honor of being chosen as the editor-in-chief of the North Dakota Law Review. Alan returned to the North Dakota State Water Commission where he served as assistant state engineer. Upon leaving the State Water Commission, he practiced law in Bismarck, Minot and Steele, including a two year term as law clerk for U.S. Federal District Judge Bruce Van Sickle, a position to which he returned later in life.

After retirement he remained active, volunteering with the ACLU and serving as clerk for the Judicial Committee of the North Dakota State Legislature. Alan was very active in whichever community he lived. He served on community and church boards and belonged to various professional and fraternal organizations.

Alan is survived by his son Hugh, Grand Forks; his daughter Kathryn “Katy”, Fair Oaks Calif.; his sisters Thelma (Richard) Lysne, Velva and Muriel (Jerry) Mahoney, Bismarck; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his sister Greta and her husband Ernie Knutson; and several nieces and nephews.


00245-01              Group including Congressman O. B. Burtness, Frank H. Hyland, and Severt Thompson standing by catch basin with water flowing out pipe
00245-02              Group waiting to meet President Franklin Roosevelt at Devils Lake airfield August 7, 1934: Senator Gerald P. Nye, Pat Hurley, Secretary of War; Dr. Simpson, State Geologist; Mark V. Traynor; Noll Thorolson; A. V. Haig
00245-03              Senator Gerald P. Nye, Dr. Simpson, and Pat Hurley waiting to meet President Roosevelt's plane at Devils Lake N.D. August 7, 1934
00245-04              Senator Gerald P. Nye and Pat Hurley waiting to meet President Franklin Roosevelt's plane, Devils Lake N.D. August 7, 1934
00245-05              Secretary of War Pat Hurley and State Geologist Dr. Simpson, Devils Lake N.D. August 7, 1934
00245-06 – 07     Airfield, Devils Lake N.D. August 7, 1934
00245-08              Remains of the hull of the Minnie H, Devils Lake N.D. August 7, 1934
00245-09              Secretary of War Pat Hurley's Tri-Motor, Devils Lake N.D. August 7, 1934
00245-10              O. B. Burtness, Frank H. Hyland, Severt Thompson standing by catch basin with water flowing out pipe August 7, 1934                                  
00245-11              Bones of the Steamship Minnie H, Devils Lake N.D. August 7, 1934
00245-12              Parade for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Devils Lake N.D. August 7, 1934   Devils Lake N.D. FDR waves hat to crowd from car
00245-13 – 14     Governor Brunsdale at Reclamation Meeting, Theodore Roosevelt National Park June 15, 1952. L-R: Gov. Brunsdale; Father Elwood Cassedy, Sentinel Butte, N.D.; Marshall Dana, Portland, Ore.; Louis P. Croft, Omaha, Neb., National Park Service; Ted Kellogg, Dickinson; Kenneth Vernon, Billings, Mont., Bureau of Reclamation; Allan Hanks, Park Superintendent; Frank Groskinski, Sidney, Mont.; and Einar Dahl, Watford City ca. 1951-1956 Photo by W. P. Sebens Greater North Dakota Association
00245-15              Walter Hjelle and Governor Bill Guy in a boat fishing possibly at Sweetbriar Lake
00245-16              Governor and Mrs. John Davis at Mandan Refinery
00245-18              Representative Brynhild Haugland at Mandan Refinery
00245-20 – 25     Working on an irrigation ditch
00245-26 – 27     North Dakota Group at US Capitol: Fred J. Fredrickson, Greater North Dakota Association; Hal Davies; Milo Hoisveen, State Water Commission; Roy Holand, Garrison Diversion Conservation District; Congressman Otto Krueger; Senator Milton Young; Oscar Berg, North Dakota Water Users Association; Vern Cooper, Garrison Diversion Conservation District
00245-28              Mandan Flood Control Project group - levee
00245-29              Workmen completing the Mandan levee as they compact earth around the sewer outfall manhole

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