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UND President John C. West, Crown Prince Olav of Norway, and Princess Martha (left to right) pose for a photograph. The Crown Prince visited UND in 1939, delivered the commencement address, and received an honorary degree.
Olav succeeded his father as King of Norway in 1957 and reigned until his death in 1991. His wife, Princess Martha of Sweden, died of cancer in 1954. John C. West served as the sixth President of the University of North Dakota from 1933 until 1954. Prior to accepting the presidency, West served as Superintendent of Schools in Grand Forks. He earned a Ph.D. in Education from UND in 1930.
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John West, Olav V, Princess Martha
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota