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North Dakota politicians Usher Burdick, Milton Young, Fred Aandahl, and William Langer pose with two unidentified Native Americans.

Usher Burdick (far left) 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 (next to Burdick) represented North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1945 until 1981.

Fred Aandahl (second from the right) served as the Governor of North Dakota from 1945 to 1950, in the United States House of Representatives from 1951 until 1953, and as Assistant Secretary of the Interior during the Eisenhower administration, from 1953 to 1961.

"Wild Bill" Langer (far right) 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.

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Fred Aandahl, Usher Burdick, William Langer, Milton Young


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


Usher Burdick, William Langer, Milton Young, Fred Aandahl