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Walter Welford Papers, 1935-1936
Title: Walter Welford Papers, 1935-1936
Primary Creator: Welford, Walter (1868-1952)
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 00/00/1963
Subjects: Politics and Government - Nonpartisan League (NPL), Politics and Government - North Dakota Governor
Scope and Contents of the Materials
Collection Historical Note
"WALTER WELFORD, the twentieth governor of North Dakota, was born in Bellerby, Yorkshire, England on May 21, 1868. His education was attained in the public schools of North Dakota. Welford first entered politics in 1900, serving as the township clerk in Pembina County, North Dakota, a position he held twenty years. He also served as a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1907 to 1911; was a member of the North Dakota State Senate from 1917 to 1921; and served as the lieutenant governor of North Dakota from January 7, 1935 to February 2, 1935. On February 2, 1935 Governor Thomas Moodie was removed from office, and Welford, who was the lieutenant governor at the time, assumed the duties of the governorship. During his tenure, problems resulting from the depression were dealt with. After running unsuccessfully for his own gubernatorial term, Welford retired from political life. Governor Walter Welford passed away on June 28, 1952 in Altona, Manitoba."
Source: National Governors Association: https://www.nga.org/governor/walter-welford/
Repository: Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Method: Transferred from the William Langer Papers, OGLMC 19
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Walter Welford Papers. OGLMC 99, 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 October 2019.
Box and Folder Listing
Browse by Box:
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Orders of Acceptance and Suspended Sentence documents, 1935-1936
- Folder 2: Extradition requests, 1935
- Folder 3: Correspondence from the Secretary of State, 1935-1936
- Folder 4: Moratorium correspondence, 1935-1936
- Folder 5: Miscellaneous correspondence
- Folder 6: Appointment Correspondence, 1935