Method of Attaining Office and Length of Service

1 Gerald W. VandeWalle** 40 years 11 months 2 days Appointed
2 Adolph M. Christianson 39 years 1 month Elected
3 Ralph J. Erickstad 30 years Elected
4 James Morris 30 years Elected
5 William Nuessle 28 years Elected
6 Thomas J. Burke 27 years 2 months 20 days Elected
7 Dale V. Sandstrom 24 years 1 day Elected
8 Alexander Burr 22 years 10 months 15 days Appointed
9 Carol Ronning Kapsner 18 years 9 months 2 days Appointed
10 Mary Muehlen Maring 17 years 9 months Appointed
11 Luther E. Birdzell 16 years 10 months 1 day Elected
12 William L. Paulson 16 years 8 months 5 days Elected
13 Obert C. Teigen 15 years 6 months Appointed
14 Alvin C. Strutz 14 years 1 month Appointed
15 Daniel J. Crothers** 14 years 2 days Appointed
16 Herbert L. Meschke 13 years 8 months Appointed
17 Alfred Wallin 13 years 1 month Appointed
18 Peter. O. (P.O.) Sathre* 13 years 1 month Elected
19 John Burke 12 years 4 months 14 days Elected
20 William A. Neumann 12 years 2 months 14 days Elected
21 Beryl J. Levine 11 years 1 month Appointed
22 Joseph Bartholomew 11 years 1 month Elected
23 David Morgan 10 years 8 months Elected
24 Vernon R. Pederson 10 years Elected
25 Harvey B. Knudson 10 years Elected
26 Charles Fisk 10 years Elected
27 Paul M. Sand 9 years 11 months Elected
28 Gudmunder Grimson 9 years 3 months 1 day Appointed
29 Guy C. H. Corliss 8 years 8 months 15 days Elected
30 Herman Fredrick "Sparky" Gierke III 8 years 1 month Appointed
31 Burleigh F. Spalding 7 years 11 months Appointed
32 Newton C. Young 7 years 10 months 17 days Appointed
33 Andrew A. Bruce 7 years 1 month Appointed
34 Harrison A. Bronson 6 years 1 month 1 day Appointed
35 James Robinson 6 years Elected
36 Richard Grace 6 years Elected
37 Edward T. Burke 6 years Elected
38 Evan B. Goss 6 years Elected
39 Lisa K. Fair McEvers** 5 years 6 months 16 days Appointed
40 Robert Vogel 5 years 2 months 16 days Appointed
41 Nels Johnson 4 years 8 months 1 day Appointed
42 Sveinbjorn Johnson 3 years 11 months 1 day Elected
43 Jerod E. Tufte** 2 years 6 months 16 days Elected
44 Edward Engerud 2 years 5 months Appointed
45 John Carmody 1 year 11 months 17 days Appointed
46 Sidney E. Ellsworth 1 year 11 months 17 days Appointed
47 Jon J. Jensen** 1 year 11 months 2 days Appointed
48 John M. Cochrane 1 year 7 months 1 day Elected
49 J. Philip Johnson* 1 year 5 months 15 days Appointed
50 George Moellring 1 year 1 month 1 day Appointed
51 William S. Murray 9 months Appointed
52 John Knauf 4 months 17 days Appointed

*Justice Sathre and Justice Johnson each held office at two different intervals.

**Time in office for present Justices is computed to July 16, 2019.