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Jon J. Jensen

District Court Judge/Chief Justice

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Born in Grand Forks, N.D. Graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato in 1987 and the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1990. In private legal practice in Grand Forks from 1991-2013. Appointed District Judge by Governor Jack Dalrymple in 2013, elected 2016. Effective August 15, 2017, he was appointed by Governor Doug Burgum to the North Dakota Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner's retirement.  Elected Chief Justice, effective January 1, 2020.