Langlie, Arthur

Langlie, Arthur (Bernard)

(1900–66) lawyer, governor; born in Lanesboro, Minn. A Republican attorney, he was a budget cutting mayor of Seattle, Wash. (1939–41). As Washington's governor (1941–45, 1949–57), he opposed social welfare funding and fought against the Columbia Valley regional utilities plan. After losing a vicious senatorial campaign, he became a publishing executive with the McCall Corporation in New York City (1957–65).
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