|Nils Andreas Boe|
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of International Trade|
April 30, 1984 – July 30, 1992
|Judge of the United States Court of International Trade|
November 1, 1980 – April 30, 1984
|Appointed by||Assigned to court by operation of law|
|Preceded by||Court created|
|Succeeded by||Nicholas Tsoucalas|
|Chief Judge of the United States Customs Court|
|Judge of the United States Customs Court|
August 10, 1971 – November 1, 1980
|Appointed by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Samuel Murray Rosenstein|
|Succeeded by||Court abolished|
|23rd Governor of South Dakota|
January 5, 1965 – January 7, 1969
|Preceded by||Archie M. Gubbrud|
|Succeeded by||Frank Farrar|
September 10, 1913|
Baltic, South Dakota
|Died||July 30, 1992
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
|Relations||Nils N. (father) and Sissel C. Finseth (mother)|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Madison (A.B., 1935, LL.B. 1937)|
Nils Andreas Boe (September 10, 1913 – July 30, 1992) was an American politician who served as the 23rd Governor of South Dakota from 1965 to 1969. He served as a Judge for the United States Customs Court, later the United States Court of International Trade.
Boe was born in Baltic in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. He was the son of Lutheran minister Nils N. Boe and Sissel Catherine Finseth, both immigrants from Norway. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1935), where he was a member of the track team, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School (1937). Boe served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
The Boe administration improved the state's reservoir system, enacted a worker training program to attract new industry to South Dakota, increased state aid to schools, and created a retirement program for state employees. The administration also was noteworthy for advocating property tax cuts and starting the state's educational television system. The legislature also passed laws prohibiting employment discrimination against women and guaranteeing women equal wages for equal work.
After leaving office, Boe was appointed by Richard M. Nixon as the first director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Executive Office of the President of the United States 1969 to 1971.
Federal Judicial Service
On July 28, 1971, President Nixon nominated Boe to serve as a Judge for the United States Customs Court, to the seat vacated by Judge Samuel Murray Rosenstein. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 6, 1971 and received his commission on August 10, 1971. He served as Chief Judge of the Court from 1971 to 1977. On November 1, 1980, he was transferred by operation of law to the newly created United States Court of International Trade. He took senior status on April 30, 1984 and served in that capacity until his death. He was succeeded by Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas.
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Joseph H. Bottum
|Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
Archie M. Gubbrud
|Governor of South Dakota