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History of Western District of North Dakota

The Territory of Dakota was created on March 2, 1861 and included the area of present day North and South Dakota. William F. Shaffer was the original appointment as U.S. Marshal for the Territory of Dakota. Dakota remained a territory until November 2 1889 when North Dakota was admitted as a State with one federal Judicial District. Albert F. Price received the original appointment as U.S. Marshal for the District of North Dakota on February 27, 1890.

 District Marshals

        Status

Date

Territory of Dakota
SHAFFER, William F. Original Appointment March 27, 1861
PINNEY, George M. Senate Confirmation July 15, 1962
LITCHFIELD, Laban H. Senate Confirmation
Senate Confirmation
February 23, 1865
April 6, 1869
BURDICK, James H. Senate Confirmation
Senate Confirmation
December 19, 1872  January 30, 1877
RAYMOND, John B. Senate Confirmation November 12, 1877
ALLEN, Harrison Senate Confirmation August 4, 1882
MARATTA, Daniel W. Recess Appointment
Senate Confirmation
October 9, 1885
July 26, 1886
District of North Dakota
PRICE, Albert F.  Original Appointment February 27, 1890
CRONAN, Joseph E.  Commission Date  January 23, 1894
HAGGART, John E. Commission Date
Commission Date
January 17, 1898
January 21, 1902
HAGGART, Gilbert W.  Court Appointment September 20, 1905
SHEA, James F.  Commission Date
Commission Date
December 18, 1905
February 18, 1910
DOYLE, Stephen J.  Commission Date
Commission Date
April 1, 1914
March 17, 1918
SHEA, James F.  Commission Date March 14, 1922
MUDGETT, Charles F.  Commission Date November 22, 1926
GUNVALDSEN, Osmund  Commission Date
Commission Date
March 1, 1927
March 2, 1931
DOYLE, Stephen J.  Recess Appointment
Commission Date
Commission Date
June 27, 1934
February 16, 1935
May 23, 1939
McLEAN, Fred W. Court Appointment August 3, 1940
FOREMAN, Chester M.  Commission Date 
Commission Date
Commission Date
November 19, 1941
October 2, 1945
May 20, 1950
EATON, Jonathan  Court Appointment January 22, 1953
TENBORG, Harry R. Commission Date
Commission Date
August 12, 1945
June 24, 1958
ANDERSON, Anson J. Commission Date
Commission Date
April 14, 1961
August 11, 1965
LINK, Walter J.  Commission Date June 20, 1969
BUMANN, Alvin W.  Court Appointment
Commission Date
September 28, 1975
April 1, 1976
WARREN, Harold C.  Commission Date May 25, 1977
MUIR, Kenneth B.  Court Appointment 
Court Appointment
June 12, 1981
December 9, 1981
TENNYSON, George L. Interim Appointment February 17, 1983
WOOD, Errol Lee  Commission Date February 28, 1984
BERG, Brian C. Commission Date February 11, 1994
CARPENTER, David S.    
WARD, Paul Commission Date May 20, 2010
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