Adolph M. Christianson

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Adolph M. Christianson

Adolph M. Christianson (August 11, 1877 – February 11, 1954) was a justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Background[edit]

Christianson was born in Brumunddal in Ringsaker, Hedmark County, Norway. He came to the United States with his parents in 1882. He spent his childhood in Polk County, Minnesota, and received his early education in the Minnesota public schools. He attended the Law Department of the University of Tennessee and was admitted to the Bar in 1889. He moved to North Dakota in 1900 and was admitted to the North Dakota Bar.[1]

Career[edit]

Christianson opened an office in Towner, North Dakota, where he practiced until his election to the North Dakota Supreme Court. He served as State's Attorney from 1901 until 1905. Christianson served as a justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court from 1915–1954 and the Chief Justice from 1918–1921, 1925–1927, 1931–1933, 1937–1939, and 1945-1949. Christianson died in office at the age of 76 after serving on the Court for 39 years and one month.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Andrew A. Bruce
Chief Justice of North Dakota
1918–1921
Succeeded by
James Robinson
Preceded by
Harrison A. Bronson
Chief Justice of North Dakota
1925–1927
Succeeded by
Luther E. Birdzell
Preceded by
John Burke
Chief Justice of North Dakota
1931–1933
Succeeded by
William Nuessle
Preceded by
John Burke
Chief Justice of North Dakota
1937–1939
Succeeded by
William Nuessle
Preceded by
James Morris
Chief Justice of North Dakota
1945–1949
Succeeded by
William Nuessle