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Joseph Lessil Sharp, American judge.

Background

Sharp, Joseph Lessil was born on October 8, 1914 in Logan, Utah, United States. Son of Joseph Lessil and Helga (Larsen) Sharp.

Education

Student of University Idaho, 1937-1938, 1945. Bachelor of Science in Education, Utah State College, 1941.

Career

Farmer, Hagerman, Idaho, 1929-1934. Construction worker, 1935. With fire control United States Forest Service, summers, 1936-1942.

Teacher high school, Mackay, Idaho, 1940-1941, principal, 1941-1944. Principal, Salmon, Idaho, 1944-1947, Nezperce, Idaho, 1947-1949. Superintendent public instruction Custer County, 1949-1951.

Justice of the Peace, Challis precinct, 1951-1953. Probate judge, Custer County, 1953-1971. President Custer County Abstract Limited company (name changed Custer County Title, Inc., 1959), 1947-1971.

Owner Challis Insurance Agency Finance chairman Custer County central committee, Republican Party, 1956-1964. Republican precinct committeeman Challis, 1964-1971. Mem Idaho Probate Judges’ Association (president 1962-1964).

Lion (charter; president Challis 1965-1966).

Connections

Married Elsie Joyce Fox, February 16, 1941. Children: William D., Jacqueline Elsie.

father:
Joseph Lessil Sharp

mother:
Helga (Larsen) Sharp

spouse:
Elsie Joyce Fox

child:
William D. Sharp

child:
Jacqueline Elsie Sharp