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Manuscripts by Subject - Politics / Government - #11115

Title: Robert O. (Bob) Wefald
Dates: 1980-2004

Collection Number: MSS 11115

Quantity: 2 feet
Abstract: Consists of Wefald's files from his 1980 Attorney General campaign, his term as Attorney General, 1992 Supreme Court campaign, and 1998 and 2004 campaigns for the District Court Judgeship No. 5 (South Central Judicial District). Files include correspondence, excerpts from Wefald's autobiography, reports, advertising, news releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs, and financial records. Original order from the donor (binders) was maintained.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Robert Wefald on February 9, 2012. The collection was processed and this inventory created by Emily E. Schultz in February 2012.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U. S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. 

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.



Born in Excelsior, Minn. Graduate of Minot High School. B.A. from the University of North Dakota. J.D. from University of Michigan Law School. Navy officer during Vietnam War. Captain in Naval Reserve (retired). Law clerk to N.D. Supreme Court. Private practice in Bismarck, 1971-80, and 1985-98. Served as North Dakota Attorney General, 1981-84. Elected District Judge in 1998 and 2004. Married: wife, Susan. Three grown children: Sarah, Kathryn, and Tom.

Source: From the North Dakota Courts website


Box 1:
-Attorney General Campaign - correspondence up to the election, 1980 (in binder)          
-Attorney General Campaign - winning the endorsement, reports, advertising, news releases, -speeches, 1980  (in binder
-Attorney General Campaign - newspaper clippings, 1980 (in binder)
-Attorney General Campaign - correspondence right after the election, 1980 (in binder)

Box 2:
-Campaign for the Supreme Court, 1992 (in binder)
-Campaigns for the District Court Judgeship #5 (South Central Judicial District), 1998 and 2004, 1998-2004 (in binder)
-Term as Attorney General (January 1, 1981-December 31, 1984) Items and news clippings during term and unsuccessful 1984 re-election campaign, 1981-1984 (in binder)      

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