Axel John Beck

Personal

Birthday: 
5/6/1894
Birthplace: 
Sweden
Date of Death: 
9/2/1981
Place of Death: 
Aberdeen, SD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army second lieutenant, World War I
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1923-1924
Private practice, Union County, South Dakota, 1924-1958
Organizer, Bank of Union County, Elk Point, South Dakota, 1943
President/chairman of the board, Bank of Union County, Elk Point, South Dakota, 1947-1958

Education

Name of School: 
Morningside College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1920
Name of School - Second: 

University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America 's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1922

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of South Dakota
Court Name: 

South Dakota District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/4/1958
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/27/1969
Termination Date: 
9/2/1981
Termination Reason: 
Death
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