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Langer family of North Dakota

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  Frank J. Langer — of North Dakota. Member of North Dakota state legislature, 1889. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of William Langer; grandfather of Morgan Ford (1911-1992).
  Political family: Langer family of North Dakota.
  William Langer (1886-1959) — also known as "Wild Bill" — of Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak.; Wheatland, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Everest Township, Cass County, N.Dak., September 30, 1886. Lawyer; North Dakota state attorney general, 1916-20; Governor of North Dakota, 1932-34, 1937-39; defeated (Republican), 1920; removed 1934; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1941-59; defeated (Independent), 1938; died in office 1959. Member, Sigma Chi. Died November 8, 1959 (age 73 years, 39 days). Interment at St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery, Casselton, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Frank J. Langer (born c.1849) and Mary (Weber) Langer; married, February 26, 1918, to Lydia Cady; uncle of Morgan Ford.
  Political family: Langer family of North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
  Morgan Ford (1911-1992) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born near Wheatland, Cass County, N.Dak., September 8, 1911. Judge of U.S. Customs Court, 1949-. Died January 2, 1992 (age 80 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Nephew of William Langer; grandson of Frank J. Langer (born c.1849).
  Political family: Langer family of North Dakota.
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