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Elton Alois Kuderer, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1960, United States District Court Minnesota 1961, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1965, United States Court Claims 1990. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award William Mitchell College Law, 1993.


Kuderer, Elton Alois was born on June 21, 1929 in Wilton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Carl Joseph and Gertrude (Prell) Kuderer.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1953;Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College Law, St. Paul, 1960.


Partner, Erickson, Zierke, Kuderer & Madsen, P.A., Fairmont, Minnesota, 1960;senior partner, Erickson, Zierke, Kuderer & Madsen, P.A., Fairmont, Minnesota, 1965-1997. Assistant city attorney City of Fairmont, 1965-1970. Attorney Martin County, 1971-1979.

Board directors Minnesota Bar Foundation, vice president, treasurer, 1981-1987.


Trustee St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Past president Citizens' Scholarship Foundation for School District 454. Past chairman Martin County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Board regents University Minnesota, 1987-1993, chairman, 1991-1993. With United States Navy, 1946-1948. 1st lieutenant artillery United States Army, 1951-1953.

Member Minnesota Bar Association (board governors 1973-1977, chairman committee on specialization 1978-1981, member governing council civil litigation section 1981-1983, chairman committee on attorney fee registration 1987, member committee on Yellow Pages advertising, ad hoc committee on rules for legal certified), 5th Judicial District Bar Association, 17th Judicial District Bar Association (president 1968), American Board Trial Advocates (president Minnesota chapter 1992-1993), China Law Society (honorary), Interlaken GolfClub (past board directors), Knights of Columbus (past grand knight).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, all spectator sports.


Married Ellen Loraine Peth, September 23, 1950. Children: Barbara, Gregory, Laura, James, Marie, Patricia, John, Kathleen, Robert.