April 24, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint Ralph J. Erickstad to be a member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute for a term expiring September 17, 1989. This is a new position.
Since 1973 Mr. Erickstad has been the chief justice of the Supreme Court of North Dakota. Prior to this he served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of North Dakota, 1962 - 1973.
Mr. Erickstad graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.S., 1947; LL.B., 1949). He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1943 - 1945. Mr. Erickstad was born August 15, 1922, in Starkweather, ND. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bismarck, ND.