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Orlin William Backes

Orlin William Backes, American lawyer. Bar: North Dakota. Recipient Golden award, Minot State University, 1984. Mayor, Minot, 1994—1998; Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers; member: Minot Chamber of Commerce, Order of Coif.


  • Backes, Orlin William was born on May 11, 1935 in Glenburn, North Dakota, United States. Son of Leonard P. and Irene G. (Keller) Backes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Minot State University, 1958. Juris Doctor, University North Dakota, 1963.


    • Faculty Max Public School, North Dakota, 1958—1960. Partner McGee Law Firm, Minot, since 1963. Director First Western Bank, Minot., Integrity Mutual Fund Board.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Dakota.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Mayor, Minot, 1994—1998. Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers. Member: Minot Chamber of Commerce, Order of Coif.


    • Married Millie Jensen, October 15, 1958. Children: Brent, Jon, Mary, Paul.
    • father: Leonard P. Backes
    • mother: Irene G. (Keller) Backes
    • spouse: Millie Jensen
    • children: Brent Backes
    • Jon Backes
    • Mary Backes
    • Paul Backes
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