Arthur B. Langlie Fund

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Arthur B. Langlie, �25, practiced law in Seattle for ten years before becoming active in politics. He was a member of the Seattle City Council (1935-36), then mayor of Seattle (1938-41). He served three terms as governor of the State of Washington (1941-45, 1949-57). He was the only Seattle mayor to become governor and the first governor to serve three terms.

A Republican, he was active in Dwight Eisenhower�s successful campaign for President in 1952.

In 1956, Governor Langlie unsuccessfully ran for the Senate against incumbent Senator Warren Magnuson (UW Law �29). (Ironically, Langlie had appointed Magnuson to a vacant seat twelve years earlier.)

After politics, Langlie had a career as a publisher in New York. He was president of the company that published McCall�s, Redbook, and Saturday Review until 1962, when he stepped down and became Chairman of the Board (1962-64). He returned to Seattle, where he died in 1966.

For more information, see the biography on Historylink.

His family (including his son, Arthur S. Langlie, �58) established a book fund for the Library in his memory.


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