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Frank Ellis Henderson

Frank Ellis Henderson, state supreme court justice. Bar: United States District Court South Dakota 1954. Recipient Korean Service medal, awarded Bronze Star, United Nations medal.

Background

  • Henderson, Frank Ellis was born on April 2, 1928 in Miller, South Dakota, United States. Son of Frank Ellis and Hilda (Bogstad) Henderson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University South Dakota, 1951. Juris Doctor, University South Dakota, 1992.

    Career

    • Private practice law, Pennington County, South Dakota, 1953-1974. United States commissioner United States District Court (western district) South Dakota, 1963-1964. Judge 7th Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, 1975-1978.

      Justice South Dakota Supreme Court, Pierre, since 1979. Member South Dakota Senate, 1965-1966, 69-70.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: United States District Court South Dakota 1954.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1951-1953, Korea. Member Pennington County Bar Association, South Dakota Bar Association, State Judges Association (president 1990-1991), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (national legal staff 1960-1961), DAV (state staff judge advisory 1963-1964, post Commander 1962), Phi Delta Theta.

    Connections

    • Married Norma Jean Johnson, December 27, 1956. Children: Frank Ellis, III, Kimberly, Patrick, Andrea, Eric, John, Anastasia, Matthew.
    • father: Frank Ellis Henderson
    • mother: Hilda (Bogstad) Henderson
    • spouse: Norma Jean Johnson
    • children: Frank Ellis Henderson
    • III Henderson
    • Kimberly Henderson
    • Patrick Henderson
    • Andrea Henderson
    • Eric Henderson
    • John Henderson
    • Anastasia Henderson
    • Matthew Henderson
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