Paul Benson

Personal

Birthday: 
6/1/1918
Birthplace: 
Greenville Township, Verona, ND
Date of Death: 
4/22/2004
Place of Death: 
Verona, WI
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1942-1946
Private practice, Cavalier, North Dakota, 1949
Private practice, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1950-1971
Assistant city attorney, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1952-1954
Attorney general, State of North Dakota, 1954-1955
Lecturer, University of North Dakota School of Law, 1960-1965

Education

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

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1949

Judicial Career

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

North Dakota District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/29/1971
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/31/1985
Termination Date: 
4/22/2004
Termination Reason: 
Death
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