William L. Guy

William Lewis Guy ( born September 30, 1919 in Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota, † April 26, 2013 in West Fargo, North Dakota ) was a U.S. Representative (Democratic Party). He was 1961-1973 the 26th Governor of the State of North Dakota.

Early years

William Guy went to 1941 today's North Dakota State University. During the Second World War, he served three years in the U.S. Navy. After the war he continued his education at the University of Minnesota. Then he taught the subject Agriculture at North Dakota State University.

Political career

Guy was 1959-1961 deputy in the House of Representatives from North Dakota. In 1960 he was elected governor of his state, where he prevailed with 49.4 percent of votes in the Republican C. P. Hall. After it was confirmed several times, he could officiate between 4 January 1961 and January 2, 1973 as governor. During this time, the terms of office of the governor of two to four years have been extended. William Guy promoted industrial development and reformed the health care system. The state administration has been reorganized. In the field of agriculture three sugar refineries were built. The governor was also involved in the establishment of a well-known as the " Old West Trail Loop tourist " tourist attraction. In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson in charge the governor with the task to monitor the elections in South Vietnam.

Further CV

After the end of his term in 1974, Guy ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Following the successful Primary he was defeated by Republican incumbent Milton Young barely 177 votes difference. By 1985, William Guy remained still in some regional boards and committees. Then he withdrew into retirement.