image preview

Date of Work



F. Clyde Wilkinson, Arlington, Virginia

Identification #



"Burdick, Young, Krueger, Rulon, Langer, and Jack Williams confer in Langer's office on threatened closing of Veterans Hospitals in North Dakota (3/1/55)" (from bottom of photograph)

Usher Burdick had a long career in North Dakota politics and served in the North Dakota House of Representatives (1909-1911), as Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota (1911-1913), and in the United States House of Representatives (1935-1945 and 1949-1959).

Senator Milton R. Young represented North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1945 until 1981.

Otto Krueger served North Dakota in the United States House of Representatives from 1953 until 1959.

"Wild Bill" Langer served as North Dakota Governor from 1933 to 1934 and from 1937 until 1939. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1940 and served until his death in 1959.

While the exact identity of "Rulon" is unknown, "Jack Williams" is likely the Jack Williams of Fargo, an active leader in the American Legion and promoter of youth baseball.

Organizations Depicted

Department of Veterans Affairs

People Depicted

Usher Burdick, Otto Krueger, William Langer, Jack Williams, Milton Young,


Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota


Usher Burdick, Milton Young, Otto Krueger, William Langer, Veterans Affairs