Roger S. Burdick

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Roger Burdick
Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byJim Jones
In office
August 1, 2011 – August 1, 2015
Preceded byDan Eismann
Succeeded byJim Jones
Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court
Assumed office
August 1, 2003
Appointed byDirk Kempthorne
Preceded byJesse Walters
Personal details
Born (1947-06-23) June 23, 1947 (age 71)
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Colorado (B.S.)
University of Idaho (J.D., 1974)

Roger S. Burdick (born June 23, 1947) is the Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court. A member of the court since 2003, he previously served as chief justice from 2011 to 2015.[1]

Born in Boulder, Colorado, Burdick lived in various locations in the U.S. as a youth.[2] He graduated from Boise High School in Idaho in 1965[3] and the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1970, earning a bachelor's degree in finance.[4] After a year as a bank examiner for the state of Idaho, Burdick attended the University of Idaho in Moscow and received his Juris Doctor from its College of Law in 1974.

Burdick was appointed to the Idaho Supreme Court by Governor Dirk Kempthorne in 2003 to fill the vacancy of the retiring Jesse Walters.[5] He retained his seat in statewide elections in 2004 (unopposed),[6] 2010 (58.4%),[7] and 2016 (unopposed).[8] Elected chief justice by his fellow justices in 2011, Burdick did not seek a second term in 2015 and was succeeded by Jim Jones in August.[9] Following Jones' retirement, he became chief justice again in 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Supreme Court Justices". State of Idaho. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "In Memory of Floyd "Ray" Burdick". Boise, Idaho: Summer Funeral Home. April 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Roger Burdick". Boise High Class of 1965. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Justice Roger S. Burdick". Boise High Class of 1965. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Fick, Bob (June 27, 2003). "Kempthorne appoints Burdick to Supreme Court". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. B1.
  6. ^ "Primary election results". State of Idaho. May 25, 2004. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Primary election results". State of Idaho. May 25, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Primary election results". State of Idaho. May 17, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  9. ^ Russell, Betsy Z. (July 15, 2015). "Justice Jim Jones to be Idaho Supreme Court's next chief justice, as of Aug. 1". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Retrieved August 16, 2015.

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Preceded by
Jesse Walters
Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court
2003–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Daniel T. Eismann
Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Jim Jones
Preceded by
Jim Jones
Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court
2017–present
Incumbent