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Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee visit the Paramount Studios lot during a trip to Hollywood in August 1954. From left to right: Frank Freeman (Paramount Studios), Actor Edmund Gwenn, Director Alfred Hitchcock, Rep. Usher Burdick (North Dakota), George Herbert (Assistant to the Mayor of Los Angeles), Cy Brickfield (Judiciary Subcommittee), Rep. Peter Rodino (New Jersey), Rep. Edgar Jonas (Illinois), Actor Cary Grant, Stephanie and Rep. William Miller (New York), Walter Lee (Judiciary Subcommittee), and Rep. Thomas Lane (Massachusetts). Information taken from the bottom of the 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).

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Paramount Studios

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Frank Freeman, Edmund Gwenn, Alfred Hitchcock, Usher Burdick, George Herbert, Cy Brickfield, Peter Rodino, Edgar Jonas, Cary Grant, Stephanie Miller, William Miller, Walter Lee, Thomas Lane


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


Usher Burdick, Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Paramount Studios


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