District Courts 1889-1919

DISTRICT ONE: Created in 1889, to include Pembina, Cavalier, Walsh, Nelson and Grand Forks counties. One judge assigned. Reorganized in 1895 and reduced to Grand Forks and Nelson counties.

Charles F. Templeton 1889-1896
Charles J. Fisk 1897-1907
Charles F. Templeton 1907-1913
Charles M. Cooley 1913-1919

DISTRICT TWO: Created in 1889, to include Ramsey, Towner, Benson, Pierce, Rolette, Bottineau, McHenry, Church, Renville, Ward, Stevens, Mountrail, Garfield, Flannery and Buford counties. One judge assigned. Reorganized in 1903 to include only Ramsey, Towner, Rolette, Benson and Pierce counties. Pierce County was transferred to another district in 1907, and Eddy County was added in 1913.

David E. Morgan 1889-1900
John Cowan 1901-1912
Charles W. Buttz 1913-1919

DISTRICT THREE: Created in 1889, to include Cass, Steele and Traill counties. One judge assigned.

William B. McConnell 1889-1896
Charles A. Pollock 1897-1916
Albert T. Cole 1917-1919

DISTRICT FOUR: Created in 1889 to include Richland, Ransom, Sargent, Dickey and McIntosh counties. One judge assigned.

William S. Lauder 1889-1904
Frank P. Allen 1905-1919

DISTRICT FIVE: Created in 1889, to include Logan, LaMoure, Stutsman, Barnes, Wells, Foster, Eddy and Griggs counties. One judge assigned. Reorganized in 1913 to include only Stutsman, Barnes, LaMoure, Wells, Griggs and Foster counties.

Roderick Rose 1889-1896
Samuel L. Glaspell 1897-1905
Edward T. Burke 1905-1910
James A. Coffey 1911-1919

DISTRICT SIX: Created in 1889, to include Burleigh, Emmons, Kidder, Sheridan, McLean, Morton, Oliver, Mercer, Williams, Stark, Hettinger, Bowman, Billings, McKenzie, Dunn, Wallace and Allred counties and the Sioux Indian Reservation. One Judge assigned. Reorganized in 1907 and reduced in size to Burleigh, Emmons, Kidder, McLean and Sheridan counties. Logan County was added in 1913.

Walter H. Winchester 1889-1912
William L. Nuessle 1913-1919

DISTRICT SEVEN: Created in 1895 upon the reorganization of the old First District to include Walsh, Pembina and Cavalier counties. One judge assigned.

Otto E. Sauter 1896-1900
William J. Kneeshaw 1900-1919

DISTRICT EIGHT: Created in 1903 upon the reorganization of the old Second District to include Bottineau, McHenry, Ward and Williams counties. One judge assigned. Reduced in size to Ward and Williams counties in 1907 and reorganized in 1911 to include Ward, Renville, Burke, and Divide counties.

Leo J. Palda 1903-1904
Evan B. Goss 1905-1910
Kalita E. Leighton 1911-1919

DISTRICT NINE: Created in 1907 upon the reorganization of the old District Eight to include Bottineau, McHenry and Pierce counties. One judge assigned. Did not go into effect until a judge was elected in the 1908 general election.

Alexander G. Burr 1909-1919

DISTRICT TEN: Created in 1907 upon the reorganization of the old Sixth District to include Morton, Stark, Oliver, Mercer, Billings, McKenzie, Dunn, Hettinger and Bowman counties and the Sioux Indian Reservation. One judge assigned. Did not go into effect until a judge was elected in the 1908 general election. Reorganized in 1911 and reduced in size to Stark, Billings, Dunn, Hettinger, Bowman and Adams counties.

William C. Crawford 1909-1919

DISTRICT ELEVEN: Created in 1911 to include Williams, Mountrail and McKenzie counties. One judge assigned.

Frank E. Fisk 1911-1919

DISTRICT TWELVE: Created in 1911 to include Morton, Oliver and Mercer counties and the Sioux Indian Reservation (later Sioux County). One judge assigned.

Samuel L. Nuchols 1911-1915
James M. Hanley 1915-1919
This material was compiled by North Dakota State Law Library Staff Member Rosemarie Sperle and edited by North Dakota State Law Librarian Ted Smith.