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A.G. Burr in courtroom, Pierce County Courthouse, Rugby, N.D.
A.G. Burr in courtroom, Pierce County Courthouse, Rugby, N.D.
TitleA.G. Burr in courtroom, Pierce County Courthouse, Rugby, N.D.
Date of Original1910?
DescriptionJudge A.G. Burr sits behind the bench in the courtroom of the Pierce County Courthouse in Rugby, N.D. A mural is visible on the wall above him, and runs the perimeter of the room.
Ordering Information
General SubjectLaw
Court houses
Subject (LCTGM)Judges
Personal NameBurr, Alexander G. (Alexander George), 1871-1951
Organization NamePierce County Courthouse (Rugby, N.D.)
LocationRugby (N.D.)
Item Number10121-491
Format of OriginalPostcards
Transcription"Court room Pierce Co. court house Rugby N.D."--Handwritten on front of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryA.G. Burr worked as an attorney and as states attorney at Bottineau (1894-1908), district judge at Rugby (1908-1926), and ND Supreme Court Justice, later Chief Justice (1926-1949). In 1938, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University Of North Dakota. He was involved in the Presbyterian Church: in 1904, he was moderator of the ND synod, was later moderator of Bismarck presbytery, was an ordained elder, and a member of the permanent judicial committee of the Presbyterian general assembly. Burr was also involved in the Democratic Party, the Masons (New York and Scottish rites), the Kiwanis Club, Odd Fellows, and was on the Jamestown College Board of trustees. Burr was a prolific speaker, and published The Apostle Paul and the Roman Law and contributed to several fraternal and religious magazines. He was a patriotic man, a WWI Four Minute Men speaker for Liberty Loan drives, and chairman of the Pierce County American Red Cross, who was interested in international affairs, involved in the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the World's Federation of Peace, and organizations supporting the League of Nations. A.G. Burr died February 8, 1951 in Bismarck, ND.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionAlexander G. Burr Papers Mss 10121
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10121-491)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10121491
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