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Ray Garfield McFarland

District Court Judge

Elected in 1929

Judge McFarland was born near Bloomfield, Iowa, on April 4, 1880. Graduated from Highland Park College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa in 1904. He came to North Dakota in 1905, and took up a homestead near Cleveland, North Dakota, which he still owned at the time of his death. He was associated with S. L. Glaspell in law practice, served two years as Assistant State's Attorney and five terms as Judge of Stutsman County. Elected Judge of the Fourth Judicial District in 1928, retired due to ill health on September 1, 1953. Judge McFarland died on December 10, 1961.