Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Nominated by Harry S. Truman on July 6, 1951; Confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 1951, and received commission on August 29, 1951. Assumed senior status on 5/29/1966. Service terminated on 6/21/1978, due to death.
Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 1919
University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1921
Robert Francis Williams'(1881 – 1972) early interest in art was encouraged by his father who sent him to study with William Merritt Chase at the New York School of Art in 1899. Known for his landscapes, seascapes, portraits, and still life paintings, he was an art educator. Early in his career, he exhibited at the National School of Design.
U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, World War I
Assistant city attorney, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1921-1924
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1924-1930
Judge, Minneapolis Municipal Court, 1930-1936
Judge, District Court of Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1936-1942
Associate justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1942-1946
State Governor, Minnesota, 1947-1951
Minnesota governor records, 1943-1954. 29.2 cubic ft.; finding aid; includes files covering all aspects of the governor’s office during Youngdahl’s term (1947-1951).
Packing house strike files, 1948. 0.4 cubic ft.; finding aid; letters, telegrams, postcards, clippings and photographs documenting Governor Youngdahl’s actions during strikes at Minnesota packing houses.
Scandinavian trip files, 1947-1948. 0.4 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence, itineraries, journal notes, press releases, speeches, and other materials documenting Governor and Mrs. Youngdahl’s 1948 trip to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Luther W. Youngdahl papers, 1923-1968. ca. 4 cubic ft. (3,000 items); finding aid; collection contains correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting Youngdahl’s political and judicial careers.
University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Margaret Bayne Price papers, 1918-1969; 25 linear ft.; finding aid; correspondence.