Harrison A. Bronson Papers
Primary Creator: Bronson, Harrison A. (1873-1947)
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Harrison A. Bronson was born in 1873 in Nunica, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Dakota (UND) in 1894 and a Master of Arts degree the following year. He then attended law school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1901. Bronson returned to Grand Forks as a lecturer in the School of Law at UND. He also had a private practice in the area. His political career began when he was elected to the North Dakota Senate in 1913. Four years later, he served as an assistant Attorney General and then was appointed by Governor Lynn Frazier to the North Dakota Supreme Court to fulfill the term of a retiring judge. At about the same time, Bronson was elected to the Supreme Court and served for a time as Chief Justice. He retired at the end of 1924 and became counsel for the State Mill and Elevator in Grand Forks, serving in this capacity for twelve years. Bronson was also the author of four books on property law. He died 22 April 1947 and is buried in Memorial Park in Grand Forks.
North Dakota Blue Book. Bismarck, ND: Bismarck Tribune Co., 1919.
Peterson, David L. A Historical Sketch of the North Dakota Supreme Court Commemorating its 80th Year. Fargo, ND: Peterson, 1969.
Access Restrictions: Available for inspection according to the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Method: Donation; the original acquisition records are unavailable.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Harrison A. Bronson Papers. OGLMC 181. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revision History: Materials reorganized and added to Archon in August 2015.
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