Arthur B. Langlie
|Arthur Bernard Langlie|
12th and 14th Governor of Washington State
January 12, 1949 – January 16, 1957
|Lieutenant Governor|| Victor Aloysius Meyers|
Emmett T. Anderson
|Preceded by||Monrad Wallgren|
|Succeeded by||Albert Dean Rosellini|
January 15, 1941 – January 10, 1945
|Lieutenant||Victor A. Meyers|
|Preceded by||Clarence D. Martin|
|Succeeded by||Monrad Wallgren|
Chairman of the
National Governors Association
August 9, 1955 – June 24, 1956
|Preceded by||Robert F. Kennon (Louisiana)|
|Succeeded by||Thomas B. Stanley|
April 27, 1938 – January 11, 1941
|Preceded by||John F. Dore|
|Succeeded by||John E. Carroll|
Seattle City Councilman
|Born|| July 25, 1900|
|Died|| July 24, 1966 (aged 65)|
|Resting place||Acacia Memorial Park in Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington|
|Spouse(s)|| Evelyn P. Baker Langlie|
(married 1928-1966, his death)
|Children|| Arthur Sheridan Langlie (deceased)|
Carrie Ellen Vasko (born 1935)
|Alma mater|| Union High School|
University of Washington
Arthur Bernard Langlie (July 25, 1900 – July 24, 1966) was an attorney and Republican politician who served as the 12th and 14th Governor of Washington State from 1941 to 1945 and 1949 to 1957. Earlier, he was the mayor of Seattle for three years. He was the only Seattle mayor to become governor.
Langlie was born to a Norwegian-American couple, Bjarne A. Langlie (1875-1935), and the former Carrie Dahl (1875-1959), who also had Dutch descent. He moved with his family in 1909 to the Kitsap Peninsula of Washington. he graduated from Union High School in Bremerton, located seventeen miles west of Seattle. In 1925, he earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.
After nearly three years as mayor of Seattle, Langlie at the age of forty was the state's youngest governor until 1964, when Moderate Republican Daniel J. Evans was elected to the first of three terms as governor. Langlie was defeated for re-election in 1944 by Democrat Monrad C. Wallgren but won the office back by defeating Wallgren in 1948 even though Democrat Harry Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey in Washington State. Langlie is thus far the only Washington governor to regain that office after losing it.
In 1956, Langlie ran unsuccessfully against Democratic United States Senator Warren Magnuson, who he had appointed for a three-week interim period in the Senate in 1944. At the top of the Republican ballot, the Eisenhower-Nixon ticket carried Washington State., as did Nixon in 1960 and 1972, but not 1968. Upon leaving politics, Langlie was named by owner Norton Simon as the president of the McCall Corporation, which publishes a popular women's magazine.
Langlie died in Seattle of heart disease one day before his 66th birthday. He and his wife, the former Evelyn P. Baker (1903-2000), a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are interred at Acacia Memorial Park in Lake Forest Park in King County, Washington. The Langlies' son, Arthur Sheridan Langlie (1930-2002), was a prominent Seattle Republican attorney and civic figure.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Arthur Bernard Langlie (1900-1966) - Find A Grave Memorial, accessed August 23, 2021.
- ↑ Arthur Bernard Langlie. Washington Rural Heritage. Retrieved on August 23, 2021.
- ↑ Kathleen E. Endres and Theresa L. Leuch, Women's Periodicals in the United States - Consumer Magazines," Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995.
- ↑ Evelyn P. Baker Langlie (1903-2000) - Find A Grave Memorial, accessed August 23, 2021.
- ↑ "Arthur S. Langlie continued father's legacy of service," The Seattle Times, accessed August 23, 2021.