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Elmer Millard Gunderson

Elmer Millard Gunderson, state supreme court justice, law educator. Bar: Nebraska 1956, Nevada 1958. Recipient A.J.S. Herbert Harley award.


Gunderson, Elmer Millard was born on August 9, 1929 in Minneapolis. Son of Elmer Peter and Carmaleta (Oliver) Gunderson.


Student, University Minnesota. Student, University Omaha, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, Creighton University, 1956.

Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1982. Doctor of Laws, California Western School Law. Student appellate judges seminar, New York University, 1971.

Doctor of Laws, University Pacific.


Attorney-adviser, Federal Trade Commission, 1956-1957;private practice, Las Vegas, 1958-1971;justice, Nevada Supreme Court, 1971-1989;now senior justice, Nevada Supreme Court. Instructor business law Southern regional division U. Nevada. Lecturer, author bulletins felony crimes for Clark County Sheriff's Department.

Counsel Sheriff's Protective Association. Member legal staff Clark Council Civil Defense Agency. Legal counsel Nevada Junior Chamber of Commerce.


Chairman Clark County Child Welfare Board, Nevada central chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Honorary director Spring Mountain Youth Camp. Served with United States Army.

Member American, Nebraska, Nevada bar associations. Member Institute Judicial Administration, American Law Institute, American Trial Lawyers Association, American Judicature Society, Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Sigma Nu.


Married Lupe Gomez, December 29, 1967. 1 son, John Randolph.