Today in Bismarck, a memorial was held for former North Dakota Gov. William L. Guy. Read about the service in The Bismarck Tribune: Remembering Bill Guy
He died April 26 in West Fargo. Guy was elected to four terms as governor and served from 1961 to 1973.
There may be few others more directly involved than Guy in the development of Basin Electric, but few can say they’ve been at all the critical junctures — or seen the cooperative’s progress from such diverse vantage points.
Guy was governor when Basin Electric was incorporated. He was employed by Basin Electric as a resource consultant from 1979 to 1985, and served as a director of subsidiary Dakota Gasification Company (DGC) from 1988 to 2000.
To honor Guy’s service to Basin Electric and the region, the cooperative underwrote a portion of the costs to produce a documentary about the lives of Gov. William and First Lady Jean Guy. The documentary, called “The Charisma of Competence,” is available for purchase at the State Historical Society of North Dakota website: http://history.nd.gov/MuseumStore.
Read more about Guy’s history with Basin Electric and subsidiary Dakota Gasification Company: Former governor, friend to Basin Electric, dies at 93