Though the Lens: North Dakota's Political Legend: Senator William Langer

During more than three decades in politics, William Langer (1896-1959) made a name for himself as an outspoken, charismatic fighter for the people of North Dakota as governor and U.S. senator. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1940 as a Non-Partisan League candidate and served until his death in office in 1959, in spite of being too ill to campaign for his last election.


Through the Lens: North Dakota as Seen by Television in the 1950s (1986); State Historical Society of North Dakota

Grade Level

4 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies