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Gerald W. VandeWalle

Assumed office 
Preceded by Ralph J. Erickstad

Born August 15, 1933 (1933-08-15) (age 76)
North Dakota Noonan, North Dakota
Profession Lawyer

Gerald W. VandeWalle (born August 15, 1933) is the Chief Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Justice VandeWalle was born in Noonan, North Dakota and graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1955 with a bachelor of science degree in Commerce. He then received a juris doctor degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1958. He has served on the Supreme Court since 1978 and has been the Chief Justice since 1993.


  • 1958 - admitted to the State Bar of North Dakota
  • 1975 - appointed First Assistant Attorney General of North Dakota
  • August, 1978 - appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court
  • November, 1978 - elected to serve an unexpired term on Supreme Court
  • 1985-1987 - served as the first chair of the North Dakota Judicial Conference
  • 1993 - elected Chief Justice of North Dakota Supreme Court
  • 1995 - re-elected Chief Justice
  • 2000 - re-elected Chief Justice

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Preceded by
Ralph J. Erickstad
Chief Justice of North Dakota


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