John H. Lund Biography


This biography appears on pages 1397-1398 in "History of South Dakota" by Doane Robinson, Vol. II (1904) and was scanned, OCRed and edited by Maurice Krueger,


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JOHN H. LUND, county judge of Day County, and a representative member of the South Dakota bar, is a native of Norway, where he was born March 31, 1859. He was an infant of nine months when his parents, Helge and Inga Lund, came to America. The parents first settled in Columbia county, Wisconsin, from where they removed to Emmet county, Iowa, in 1867. Judge Lund passed through the common schools, and then entered Luther College at Decorah, Iowa, where he was graduated in 1884, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In 1885 he went to Campbell county, South Dakota, and in 1886 he left his claim in that county and went to Aberdeen, and entered the law office of M. J. Gordon, subsequently chief justice of the state of Washington. After two years as a student in Judge Gordon's office he was admitted to the bar on April 4 1888. On the 19th of June, 1888, Judge Lund located in Webster. In 1894 he was elected state's attorney for Day County, and in 1896 was re-elected to the same office. In 1900 he was elected county judge of the county and was re-elected in 1902, and at the present time is the nominee of the Republican Party for another term of the same office.