Donald James Porter

Personal

Birthday: 
3/24/1921
Birthplace: 
Madison, SD
Date of Death: 
2/17/2003
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Staff attorney, Office of Temporary Controls, 1946-1947; Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1946; St. Paul, Minnesota, 1947
Private practice, Chamberlain, South Dakota, 1947-1959
State`s attorney, Brule County, South Dakota, 1948-1952, 1957-1959
State representative, South Dakota, 1955-1957
Private practice, Pierre, South Dakota, 1959-1977
Associate justice, South Dakota Supreme Court, 1977-1979

Education

Name of School: 
University of South Dakota
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1942
Name of School - Second: 

University of South Dakota School of Law

The mission of The University of South Dakota School of Law is to prepare the lawyers and judges who will administer the Federal, state, and American Indian Tribal Justice systems in South Dakota and to provide a legal education to South Dakota residents, along with non-residents who choose to attend the school, which will serve as a solid foundation for the practice of law or other professional careers anywhere in the world.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1943

Judicial Career

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

South Dakota District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/11/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/16/1992
Termination Date: 
2/17/2003
Termination Reason: 
Death
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