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Peder Kaloides Ecker

Peder Kaloides Ecker was American judge. Bar: South Dakota 1955, Nebraska 1958, United States District Court South Dakota 1960. Recipient Achievement award, American Bar Association, 1965.


  • Ecker, Peder Kaloides was born on October 21, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of Peder Kornelius and Amalia Helena (Kaloides) Ecker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University South Dakota, 1954. Juris Doctor, University South Dakota, 1955.


    • Bar: South Dakot 1955, Nebraska 1958, United States District Court South Dakot 1960. Partner, Dana, Golden, Moore & Rasmussen, Sioux Falls, South Dakot, 1959-1977. Judge The United States of America Bankruptcy Court, Sioux Falls, 1969-1994, retired, 1994.

      Sole practice, Sioux Falls, 1977-1979. United States magistrate District South Dakot, Sioux Falls, 1977-1979. Founding director, chairman bd.Sun Bank of South Dakot, Sioux Falls, 1974-1979.

      Party chairman Democrat Minnehaha County, 1965-1968. State chairman South Dakota Democratic Party, 1968-1969.


    Party chairman Democratic Minnehaha County, 1965—1968. State chairman South Dakota Democratic Party, 1968—1969. Member of South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Commercial Law League, South Dakota Bar Association (board commissioners 1965-1968), South Dakota Young Lawyers Association (past president), National Conference Bankruptcy Judges (past board governors), 2d Cir.Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, El Riad Clowns, El Riad Shrine, Masons.


    • Married Marjorie Mae Ecker, February 14, 1990. Children: Diane Jankord, Debra Maniaci, Dorothy Ann Dupper, Dawn Nelson, Donna.
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    Born October 21, 1929
    Died January 30, 2002
    (aged 72)