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Assistant Secretary of the Interior Fred Aandahl (far left) shakes hands with Senator William Langer (far right) in 1953. Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay and Representative Otto Krueger stand between Aandahl and Langer. Information taken from paper attached to the photograph.

Fred Aandahl 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.

Douglas McKay was Governor of Oregon before becoming Secretary of the Interior in 1953.

Otto Krueger represented North Dakota in 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.

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Fred Aandahl, Otto Krueger. William Langer, Douglas McKay


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


Fred Aandahl, William Langer, Otto Krueger