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Frank T. Lembke

District Court Judge

Elected in 1919

Judge Lembke was born in Naperville, Illinois, on August 9, 1870, raised in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He moved his family onto his homestead at Minot, North Dakota in 1903. He entered the University of North Dakota in 1910 and took a course in law, graduating in 1913, he was admitted to the North Dakota Bar that same year, he practiced law in Grand Forks, North Dakota 1913-1914. He moved to Glen Ullin, North Dakota, April, 1914; was appointed City Attorney on May 1914 and served in that office till he move to Elgin, North Dakota in November, 1917. He was elected State's Attorney of Grant County in 1918 and held that office till he was appointed Judge of the Sixth Judicial District by Governor Lynn J. Frazier on August 25, 1919. He served in that capacity until 1946. Judge Lembke died on May 21, 1951.