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Larry M. Hatch

District Court Judge

Appointed in 1972

Judge Hatch was born in Linton, North Dakota, July 31, 1930. Educated in Linton Public Schools, graduated from the North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota Law School in 1958. He practiced law at Linton, North Dakota, served as Emmons County State's Attorney from 1959 to 1972. In 1972 Governor William L. Guy appointed him Judge of the Third Judicial District. With the reorganization of the district court system in 1979, he became Judge of the South Central Judicial District. In 1991 he resigned and moved to Fargo, North Dakota, to accept the position of Administrative Law Judge, for the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration.