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Published March 02, 2013, 12:00 AM

Letter stating Sorlie wasn't in KKK

Arthur Gustave Sorlie was the 14th governor of North Dakota. Rumors and accusations of his affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan were so prevalent during his gubernatorial campaign that Sorlie felt obliged to get a signed letter from a Klan leader attesting that he wasn’t in the organization.

Courtesy State Historical Society of North Dakota

Read the article: Former ND Gov. Arthur Sorlie had to fight accusations he was KKK supporter in 1920s