Title: John F. Douglas Papers
ID: OGLMC 126
Extent: 1.0 Folders
John Francis Douglas was born in Goodwood, Ontario, Canada on October 30, 1874 to James A. Douglas and Annie Scott. After several years in Canada, John and his parents relocated to a section of land in Dundee Township, located northwest of Grafton, Dakota Territory, in 1885. James A. Douglas was elected to the Constitutional Convention for North Dakota in 1889, later serving in the state legislature and then Treasurer of Walsh County, which caused the family to relocate to Grafton. John graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1896, along with his future wife, Neva. After graduation, John studied law at Yale and married Neva on December 28, 1898, at Bathgate, North Dakota. John and his wife relocated to Seattle, Washington, in 1900, where he became a prominent leader in many organizations and projects. He served in the Quartermaster Corps as a Major in the U.S. Army during World War I and in 1927, he became Chairman of Finance for the Carnation Milk Company, a position he held until November 1951. He passed away on November 29, 1952.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: J. Lloyd Stone, UND Alumni Association.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). John F. Douglas Papers. OGLMC 126, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid input to Archon in April 2016.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: The John F. Douglas Papers consist of a typed, 43 page manuscript entitled A Biographical Sketch of John Francis Douglas and Neva B. Douglas. The manuscript chronicles their lives and experiences, including life in North Dakota and at the University of North Dakota.