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David W. Nelson

Surrogate Judge

Born in April 1951, Williston, North Dakota. Attended UND-Williston 1971; B.A. (Social work) UND 1973. Attended Wartburg Theological Seminary 1974; J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law 1981. Private practice 1981-94. Municipal Judge 1984-94. Elected District Judge in 1994, 1996, 2002, 2008 and 2014. Married: wife, Sherri. Two sons: Matt and Steve. Retired Dec. 31, 2016.