Larry Guthrie, the son of Helen Janning Guthrie, was born and raised in Oklahoma and is a law librarian in Washington, D.C.

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The fertile fields of western Oklahoma Catholicism

Commentary: The western Oklahoma German Catholic community of the 1930s produced incipient saint Blessed Fr. Stanley Rother; future White House staffer Helen Marie Janning Guthrie; and balladeer and activist Woody Guthrie.