Arthur B. Langlie
Arthur Bernard Langlie ( born July 25, 1900 in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minnesota, † July 24, 1966 ) was an American politician and from 1941 to 1945, the twelfth and 1949-1957 the 14th Governor of the state of Washington.
Early years and political rise
Arthur Langlie studied until 1926 at the University of Washington law and was admitted after successful examination as a lawyer. After moving to Bremerton in Washington State where he practiced from his new profession. In 1935 he was named as a candidate of a group called the New Order of Cincinnatus, which stood for " moral renewal " and was in strict opposition to the New Deal policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and partly due to its paramilitary organizational structure and expressions of sympathy to European fascist organizations were both accused by Republican and democratic political opponents proto -fascist tendencies, elected to the city council of Seattle. He'd support the possibility of a today as " The Family " known Christian evangelical network whose member he was, at that time in Seattle was formed for the first time. In this city he was mayor 1938-1941. In 1940 he was elected as a candidate of the Republican Party as the new governor.
First term as governor of Washington
Arthur Langlie took up his new post on 13 January 1941. Even in 1941, begun by his predecessor, Clarence D. Martin, Grand Coulee Dam was completed. In Long Read first term of the entry of the United States falls as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Thereupon had to be converted to the armor necessary, in Washington State production. At the same time had recruited soldiers and placed the armed forces available. Domestically was long Read tenure quiet. In 1944 he stood unsuccessfully for re-election.
Second term as governor from 1949 to 1957
After being voted out in 1944 Langlie was first again worked as a lawyer. But in 1948 he succeeded but the re- election victory in the gubernatorial elections. After a re-election in 1952 he was able to complete two full four -year terms as governor between January 1949 and January 14, 1957 10. During this time, went in 1948, the first television station in the country ( King - TV) set into operation in 1954, based in Washington state Boeing Company Boeing 707 before. Between 1955 and 1956 Langlie was chairman of the National Governors Association. He also was a delegate and speaker at the Republican National Convention in 1952, was nominated to the Dwight D. Eisenhower as presidential candidate of the party. During his tenure, he was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the then young evangelical charity World Vision.
After his governorship Langlie was CEO of McCall Publishing Company. He was married to Evelyn Pansy Baker, with whom he had two children.