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O. Fletcher Goddard, American judge. Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner), Elk.

Background

Goddard, O. Fletcher was born on January 20, 1853 in Troy, Iowa, United States. Son of Richard Tilton and Elizabeth (Tannehill) Goddard.

Education

Educated academy and normal school.

Career

Admitted to Iowa bar, 1880. Moved to Billings, Montana, 1883. Member of law firm Goddard & Clark, district attys.

C.,B.&Q.R.R., 1913-1924. President Thompson-Elk Basin Oil & Gas Company. Director Montana Coal & Iron Company.

Secretary Yellowstone Packing Company Deputy United States district attorney, Billings, 1883-1884. Company attorney, Yellowstone Company, Montana, 1884. Member Montana Constitutional Convention, 1889.

Member Montana Senate, 1891-1893. Member State Board of Education, 1894-1898. Became judge District Court, Montana, 1924.

Appointed chief justice Montana Supreme Court for unexpired term, June-December 1938. Trustee Montana State History Library.

Membership

Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner), Elk. Clubs: Commercial, Billings Golf and Country.

Connections

Married Alwilda Stephenson, January 20, 1881.

father:
Richard Tilton Goddard

mother:
Elizabeth (Tannehill) Goddard

spouse:
Alwilda Stephenson