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John A. Bennett, American judge. award, 1985, advanced achievement award injudicial edn; award 1982).


Bennett, John A. was born on April 14, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John William and Iren (Durnovich) Bocskovits.


Associate of Arts, University State ofN.Y. Regents College Degree, 1975, Bachelor of Science, 1981. AS in Law Enforcement, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, Oregon, 1976. Bachelor of Laws, La Salle Extension University, Chicago, 1976.

Postgraduate, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 1979. Enlisted chief warrant officer United States Army, 1955-1975. Retired, 1975; served intelligence agency, United States Army Intelligence Command, 1966-1975.

Judge Municipal Court, Hermiston, Oregon, 1978-1991, Umatilla, Oregon, 1983, Echo, Oregon, 1987. Discussion leader National Judicial College, Reno, 1984. Appointed special court advising committee Oregon Supreme Court Board of directors People to People Handicapped Group, Hermiston, Oregon, 1980-1992.

Executive director Hermiston Heritage Association, 1982-1992. Board directors Oregon Trail Tourism Council, Hermiston, 1983-1992, History Preservation League Oregon, 1985-1987, Fort Henrietta Foundation, 1987. Member Confederated Tribes of Umatilla History Research and Resources Committee, 1989.

Active Umatilla County History Society, 1983-1992.


Director Hermiston Heritage Association, 1982-1992.


Member National Judges Association (president 1984-1985, public quarterly newspaper 1984, judicial career education achievement award, 1985, advanced achievement award injudicial education, 1985), Oregon Municipal Judges Association (board directors 1980-1991, vice president 1987, president 1987-1989, editor quarterly newspaper 1983-1987, Meritorious Service award 1982).


Married Jeanine Delores Boomgarden, July 23, 1960. Children: Martin John, Renea Jean, Denise Lynn, Michelle Annual.

John William Bocskovits

Iren (Durnovich) Bocskovits

Jeanine Delores Boomgarden

Martin John Bennett

Renea Jean Bennett

Denise Lynn Bennett

Michelle Ann Bennett