Jeffrey Lynn Viken

Personal

Birthday: 
1952
Birthplace: 
Huron, SD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant U.S. attorney, District of South Dakota, 1977-1981; acting U.S. attorney, 1981
Private practice, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1981-2003
Federal public defender, Districts of North Dakota and South Dakota, 2003-2009

Education

Name of School: 
University of South Dakota
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1974
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: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1977

Judicial Career

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

South Dakota District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/30/2009
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