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Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Ralph Budd (1879-1962) www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7287283
Ralph Budd (August 20, 1879 - February 2, 1962) was an American railroad executive who was the president of the Great Northern Railway from 1919 up until 1932, when he served as president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad until his retirement in 1949.
Budd is the man standing. See nose shape in www.nrrhof.org/ralph-budd and collections.mnhs.org/mnhistorymagazine/articles/65/v65i01... The date 4/13/25 is written on the negative. In the Spring of 1925, he spent time on the West Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Star. April 10, 1925, Page 20, col. 4, top. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093407/1925-04-10/ed-... says, "G. N. Plans Reconstruction of 30 Miles Thru Mountains. Thirty miles of track on the Great Northern railroad thru the Cascades will be electrified, it was announced Friday by Ralph Budd, president of the road, who arrived In Seattle Thursday night to supervise the construction work. Actual construction will start as soon as contracts, now being figured on, can be closed. Plans are already complete. The electrified track of the main line will be between Skykomish on this side of the mountains and Verne, the first station after the eastern end of the Cascade tunnel." It seems likely that in this photo, Budd is talking to people with an interest in the electrification project or track extensions that were also in the works. collections.mnhs.org/mnhistorymagazine/articles/65/v65i01... is an article by Randal O’Toole from Minnesota History magazine Spring 2016. It describes tours he arranged on the railroad going west from Chicago and stopping at places of historical interest. It begins: "In 1925 and 1926, the Great Northern Railway sponsored two trips unlike any rail tours before or since. In preparation, the railway erected six historic monuments that remain to this day, commissioned numerous papers on the history of the Northwest, convinced the U.S. Post Office to rename several places so as to reflect their history, and invited prominent historians, state governors, a former chief of staff of the U.S. Army, and a U.S. Supreme Court justice to give talks at various points along the way. These tours were the brainchild of Great Northern president Ralph Budd. An Iowa farm boy who received his degree in civil engineering at the age of 19, Budd was a self-made intellectual with deep interests in history, literature, art, and technology, all of which he brought together for the railway’s two historical expeditions."