BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Friends, family and former and current political figures gathered in Bismarck Thursday to remember William Guy, North Dakota's longest serving governor.
Guy died last Friday from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 93.
Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad called Guy a giant in North Dakota political history. Conrad says Guy was an architect of development strategy for this state.
Former Sen. Byron Dorgan recalls Guy traveling the state and talking with ``bankers and barbers, presidents and plumbers.'' Dorgan says Guy didn't come to office to be somebody, he wanted to do something.
Another memorial was held at a Fargo church on Tuesday. A private burial is to follow at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. Guy served in the Navy during World War II.