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Aug 19 2011

Johnson Honors Legacy of Judge Bogue at Federal Building Ceremony in Rapid City

Rapid City, SDU.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today spoke about the legacy of the late Judge Andrew Bogue during a ceremony naming the Rapid City federal building in his honor. Johnson introduced legislation in the Senate to designate the building the ‘‘Andrew W. Bogue Federal Building and United States Courthouse.’’

“This is a fitting tribute to a man who served our nation in World War II and Korea before being named to the bench and becoming one of the greatest legal minds in our state,” said Johnson. “I knew Judge Bogue for many years, and I’m honored to be on hand as the Rapid City federal building is named in his memory.”  

Bogue was a native of Yankton and alum of State College in Brookings and the University of South Dakota Law School.  He was appointed to be a judge in United States District Court for the State of South Dakota in 1970 by President Richard Nixon and served until he passed away in 2009 at the age of 90.

In 2010, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Johnson’s legislation to name the federal building located at 515 9th Street in Rapid City after late federal court judge.

Johnson was joined at the event by Judge Bill Wilson of the US District Court of Arkansas; Judge Karen Schreier, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota; Tom Fritz, attorney; Bill Reilly of the US 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis and Steve Bogue, son of the late Judge Bogue.

Today’s ceremony was part of a series of events Johnson is holding across South Dakota during the Congressional District Work Period. Johnson has already visited many communities, including Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Howard, Pierre, Ft. Pierre, Huron and Cheyenne River. He will continue traveling across the state throughout the work period.


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