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Order of the Coif
Politician members in North Dakota

  Warren Minor Christopher (1925-2011) — also known as Warren Christopher; "The Cardinal" — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Scranton, Bowman County, N.Dak., October 27, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, 1949-50; special counsel to Gov. Edmund G. Brown, 1959; deputy U.S. Attorney General, 1967-69; deputy U.S. Secretary of State, 1977-81; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964; U.S. Secretary of State, 1993-97. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Council on Foreign Relations; American Philosophical Society. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on January 16, 1981. Died, from kidney and bladder cancer, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 18, 2011 (age 85 years, 142 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest William Christopher and Catharine (Lemen) Christopher; married, December 21, 1956, to Marie Josephine Wyllis.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Warren Christopher: Chances of a Lifetime : A Memoir (2001)
John H. Hougen John Hjalmar Hougen (1889-1978) — also known as John H. Hougen — of Fisher, Polk County, Minn.; Crookston, Polk County, Minn. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., July 7, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; member of Minnesota state senate 66th District, 1927-30; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1930; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kappa Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Hendersonville, Henderson County, N.C., July 14, 1978 (age 89 years, 7 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Olai Jensen Hougen and Thrine Christine (Johnson) Hougen; married, November 29, 1946, to Rita Mary Zini.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Moorhead Daily News, July 5, 1930
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