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Joel D. Medd

Surrogate Judge

Born in 1947, Langdon, ND, and grew up in Anamoose, ND. Graduated from the University of North Dakota 1969 and Law School in 1975. Served as a Military Intelligence Officer in Panama and Vietnam. Appointed Benson County Judge in 1975 and also served as Williams County Judge, as well as a municipal judge, county justice, and tribal judge. Appointed District Judge by Governor Arthur Link in 1979. Elected 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. Retired as district judge 2013. Married: wife, Amy.