George F. Shafer Papers, 1928-1933, 1945, 1948
Primary Creator: Shafer, George F. (1888-1948)
Extent: 4.75 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 00/00/1959
GEORGE F. SHAFER, the sixteenth governor of North Dakota, was born in Mandan, Dakota Territory on November 23, 1888. His early education was attained in Mandan's public school system. He graduated from Williston (ND) High School and later he attended the University of North Dakota. He went on to study law, and in 1912 was licensed to practice. Shafter first entered politics in 1915, serving as the states attorney for McKenzie County, a position he held four years. He also was the assistant attorney general of North Dakota from 1921 to 1923, as well as serving as the attorney general from 1923 to 1929. Shafter next secured the Independent Republican gubernatorial nomination, and was elected governor by a popular vote in the 1928 general election. He went on to win reelection to a second term in 1930. During his tenure, the state mill and elevator flourished; problems resulting from a severe drought were dealt with; and the state capitol was destroyed by fire. After completing his term, Shafer retired from politics. Governor George F. Shafer passed away on August 13, 1948 in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Source: website of the National Governors Association
Access Restrictions: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Mrs. George Shafer
Acquisition Method: Donation
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). George F. Shafer Papers. OGLMC 24, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid input to Archon in March 2016.
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- Folder 1: Agricultural Credit Corporation; Bank Robbery Reward Offer; Bear Claw Necklace; Carl Ben Eielson
- Folder 2: Chicago International Exposition; Dickinson Normal Presidency; Dipthteria Prevention Commission; Drought, 1930
- Folder 3: Dairy Production Situation; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Folder 4: Elbowwoods Bridge Project; Employment of Highway Contractors; Alf. Erickson, Marshal of Wyndmere; Flax Tariff; Four Cent Gasoline Tax Proposal
- Folder 5: Industrial Survey Commission
- Folder 6: International Peace Gardens; Kramer Bank Robbery; Montana Drought and Livestock Situation
- Folder 7: National Rivers and Harbors Congress
- Folder 8: Non-Resident Tuition Fees; Northern Great Plains Dairy Land Experiment Station; Northwest Shippers Advisory Board
- Folder 9: Proclamations Received; Correspondence From Other Governors
- Folder 10: Reconstruction Finance Corporation; Revestment Work, Missouri River, Washburn
- Folder 11: St. Olaf Celebration in Norway, 1930; Visual Education Test; Taxpayers Association; Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation School, Belcourt
- Folder 12: Unemployment Situation
- Folder 13: The United States Daily; Yorktown Sesquicentennial Commission
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