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Henry Northrop Somsen Edit Profile

Lawyer

Henry Northrop Somsen was American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1934.

Background

Somsen, Henry Northrop was born on August 12, 1909 in New Ulm, Minnesota, United States. Son of Henry N. and Meta (Koch) Somsen.

Education

Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1932. Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1934.

Career

Private practice law, New Ulm, 1934—1985. Partner Somsen, Dempsey, Johnson & Somsen, 1934—1940, Somen Dempsey & Somsen, 1940—1946, Somsen & Somsen, 1946—1955. Sole practice, 1955—1964.

Partner Somsen & Dempsey, 1965—1971, Somsen Dempsey & Schade, 1971—1985, of counsel, from 1985. Served to captain Judge Advocate General United States Army, 1943-1946.

Achievements

  • Bar: Minnesota 1934.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Board editors University Minnesota Law Review, 1932-1933.

Membership

Trustee Minnesota State Parks Foundation, 1967—1977. Board directors Minnesota Council State Parks, from 1956, president, 1974—1975. Board directors, president New Ulm Community Concert Association, 1947—1985.

Board directors Union Hospital, New Ulm, 1959—1977, Highland Homes, Inc., 1970—1979, New Ulm Memorial Foundation, 1958—1979, New Ulm Industires Inc., 1952—1985, president, 1968—1977. Board directors New Ulm Industires Inc. Foundation, 1953—1985, president, 1953—1983, chairman, 1958—1983, Farmers and Merchants Bank, New Ulm.

Member City Charter Communications, 1940, 1950, 1966, president, 1966. Board directors Klossner State Bank, Minnesota, 1947—1984, State Bond and Mortgage Company, 1950—1980, American Arstoone Company, 1955—1984, others. Member of American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (panel arbitrators 1967, 1985), American Judicature Society, Minnesota Bar Association, Shriners, Masons, Phi Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon.

Connections

Married Anne Elizabeth Duncan, September 12, 1936 (deceased). Children: Pennell Anne, Stephen Duncan.

father:
Henry N. Somsen

mother:
Meta (Koch) Somsen

spouse:
Anne Elizabeth Duncan

child:
Pennell Anne Somsen

child:
Stephen Duncan Somsen