History of the Federal Judiciary


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Mickelson, George Theodore
Born July 23, 1903, in Selby, SD
Died February 28, 1965

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on December 9, 1953, to a new seat authorized by 65 Stat. 710; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 11, 1954. Confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 1954, and received commission on February 10, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1954-1965. Service terminated on February 28, 1965, due to death.

Education:
University of South Dakota School of Law, LL.B., 1927

Professional Career:
Private practice, South Dakota, 1927-
State's attorney, South Dakota, 1933-1936
State representative, South Dakota, 1937-1941; speaker, 1941
Attorney general, State of South Dakota, 1943-1947
Governor, South Dakota, 1947-1951

 

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