William Langer Edit Profile
Bachelor of Laws, University of North Dakota, 1906. Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1910.
State’s attorney of Morton County, North Dakota, 1914-1916. Attorney general 1916-1920. Legal advisor, Council of Defense, World War.
On North Dakota campaign committee, Robert M. La Follette for President, each time he was a candidate, and co-manager of Hiram Johnson for President committee. Republican nominee for government in 1920. Governor of North Dakota, 1933-July 17, 1934, when he was removed by the Supreme Court of North Dakota.
Only person ever to be arrested in any English-speaking country for filing an affidavit of prejudice against a judge. Again governor, 1937-1939. United States senator, since 1941.
Member Sigma Chi.
Married Lydia Cady, February 26, 1918. Children: Emma Bulkley (Mistress J. Peter Shaeffer), Lydia Langer (Mistress D. King Irwin), Mary Erskine (Mistress Franklyn Gokey), Cornelia Lyndon (Mistress Kenneth Noland).