|Southwest Judicial District|
Born in 1945, Hettinger, ND. United States Marine Corps 1966-1970. B. A. University of North Dakota 1972, J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law 1976. Private practice in Fargo, ND 1976-81. Appointed Stark County Judge 1983. Elected District Judge 1994, 1998 and 2004. SBAND Board of Governors 1986-88. Board member ABA, National Conference of Special Court Judges, 1988-94. Admitted in North and South Dakota. Member Ruger Collectors Association and Goldwing Riders Club. Retired Nov. 1, 2006. Judge Hilden died June 29, 2009 in Lead, South Dakota.
Biographical Sketches of the North Dakota District Court Judges