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Abbie Rowe, National Park Service

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Various members of Congress pose for a photograph following breakfast with President Dwight Eisenhower at the White House in 1953. First row, left to right: Rep. Clarence Kilburn (New York), Adlai Stevenson, President Eisenhower, Rep. Thomas O'Brien (Illinois) and Rep. Usher Burdick (North Dakota). Back row, left to right: Rep. Joseph O'Hara (Minnesota), Rep. Cecil Bishop (Illinois), Rep. Gordon Canfield (New Jersey) and Rep. Ralph Gamble (New York). The person in the third row, obscured by Representative Bishop, is unidentified. (Information taken from the back of the photograph)

Usher Burdick had a long career in North Dakota politics, serving 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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White House

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Clarence Kilburn, Adlai Stevenson, President Dwight Eisenhower, Thomas O'Brien, Usher Burdick, Joseph O'Hara, Cecil Bishop, Gordon Canfield, Ralph Gamble


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


Usher Burdick, President Dwight Eisenhower

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