Harvey B. Knudson Justice of the Supreme Court 1965-1975
Justice Knudson was born on June 26, 1903, in Finley, North Dakota. He attended elementary and high school in Finley. He received his law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1931 and started a practice in Finley, where he remained until 1937. In 1937 he moved to Mayville, where he practiced until being elected to the Supreme Court. Justice Knudson served in the House of Representatives from 1937 to 1939 and in the State Senate from 1951 to 1959. In 1964, at age 61, Justice Knudson was elected to the Supreme Court and served ten years before his retirement in 1975. Justice Knudson died on June 29, 1978, at age 75.