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NPL 50th Anniversary


On this date in 1965, the halls of the Patterson Hotel were once again filled with members of the Nonpartisan League. Representatives were arriving for the Midwest Democratic Conference hosted by Governor William Guy, with Vice President Hubert Humphrey as guest speaker. But the occasion was also being used to honor the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Nonpartisan League.

Hundreds of former members, some with cards dating back to 1915, gathered in the Patterson, where many NPL schemes had been hatched over the years. Art Link served as Master of Ceremonies and veteran boosters described events of the past such as legislation creating the Bank of North Dakota, the State Mill and Workmen's Comp. Once again the NPL battle cry, "We'll Stick, We'll Win" reverberated from the walls.

By Jim Davis


Grand Forks Herald, October 25, 1965

Bismarck Tribune October 26, 1965