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Title Judge Burleigh Spaulding Papers
Call Number MSS 334
Dates of Creation 1925 (When dictated), 1975 (When Copied)
Creator Spaulding, Judge Burleigh
Scope & Content Contains a transcript of the recollections of Judge Burleigh F. Spaulding which were dictated by his daughter-in law Mrs. Carleton Spaulding. The document touches on the early history of Fargo, and North Dakota Politics as experienced through the eyes of Judge Spaulding.
Admin/Biographical History Judge Burleigh F. Spaulding was born in Craftsbury, Vermont in 1853 later moving to Fargo to practice law in 1880. He served in various roles in Fargo's local government until 1896 when he was elected to congress. He served two non-consecutive terms in congress from 1896-1898 and 1903-1905. He was appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1907 and later served as Chief Justice in 1911 where he stayed until 1915 when he decided to go back to his private law practice in Fargo North Dakota. He died in Fargo in 1934 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
People Spaulding, Judge Burleigh F.
Subjects Fargo (N.D.)
System of arrangement There are three copies of the same document transcription.
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated by Mary Nowatski in 1974.
Containers Judge Burleigh Spaulding's Recollection – Copy 1, 1925
Judge Burleigh Spaulding's Recollection – Copy 2, 1925
Judge Burleigh Spaulding's Recollection – Copy 3, 1925
Explanation from Mary Nowatski, 1974