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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.


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


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


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.


Served to First lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1951-1953, Korea. Member Pennington County Bar Association, South Dakot 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.


Married Norma Jean Johnson, December 27, 1956. Children: Frank Ellis, III, Kimberly, Patrick, Andrea, Eric, John, Anastasia, Matthew.