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Governor John Burke and crowd, Hensel, N.D.
Governor John Burke and crowd, Hensel, N.D.
TitleGovernor John Burke and crowd, Hensel, N.D.
Date of Original1910-10-14
DescriptionView of Governor Burke addressing a crowd from the back of an open touring car on a main street in Hensel, N.D. Most of the crowd is wearing coats and hats, a few buildings can be seen in the background. Two American flags fly overhead. A boy, Wilfred Husband, on the far right faces the camera.
General SubjectPeople
Politics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Governors
Personal NameBurke, John, 1859-1937
Husband, Wilfred
Organization NameDemocratic Party (N.D.)
North Dakota. Governor (1907-1912 : Burke)
LocationHensel (N.D.)
Pembina County (N.D.)
Item NumberPCHS5064
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Governor Burke addressing crowd on Hensel's main street about 1910"--Printed on card underneath photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryGovernor Burke addressing an audience in Hensel, October 14, 1910. The boy in a cap facing the camera is Wilfred Husband.
Burke County was organized as a county July 15, 1910. The county was named for Governor John Burke, under whose administration it was organized.
"JOHN BURKE, the tenth governor of North Dakota, was born in Sigourney (now Harper), Iowa on February 25, 1859. His education was attained at the University of Iowa, where he earned a law degree in 1886. After establishing his legal career in Iowa and Minnesota, Burke moved to Rolette County, North Dakota. He first entered politics in 1891, serving as a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, a position he held two years. He also was a member of the North Dakota State Senate from 1893 to 1897; and served as a Rolette County judge for two terms from 1889 to 1891 and 1897 to 1899. Burke next secured the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and was elected governor by a popular vote in the 1906 general election. He went on to win reelection to a second term in 1908, as well as to a third term in 1910. During his tenure, a state tuberculosis sanitarium was initiated; child labor laws were improved; a juvenile court system was established; and a corrupt practice bill was sanctioned. After leaving the governorship, Burke served as the U.S. treasurer, an office he held from 1913 to 1921. He also served on the North Dakota Supreme Court bench from 1924 to 1937, serving as chief justice from 1929 to 1931 and 1935 to 1937. Governor John Burke passed away on May 14, 1937, and was buried in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Bismarck, North Dakota."
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 69 in Heritage 76, Then and Now, Pembina County, North Dakota, 1776-1976. Published by Pembina County Commissioners and the Pembina County Historical Society, Cavalier, ND in 1975.
Information in quotes from
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5064)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address:
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5064
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