North Dakota Law

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Garry Allan Pearson ’58 (1934-2022)

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public

Garry Allan Pearson, a longtime resident of Grand Forks, ND, passed away peacefully in his home on December 19, 2022. Born in Minot, North Dakota in 1934, the son of Elmer and Kathleen (Johnson) Pearson, he grew up in Minot as an avid golfer and outdoorsman.  At 16 years of age he won his first North […]

UND Law Professor William Bales Fisch dies at 85

Categories: Faculty

William Bales Fisch, UND Professor of Law from 1965-1970, passed away on July 7 after a prolonged struggle with heart disease.  Obituary Columbia – Professor William Bales Fisch passed away on July 7 after a prolonged struggle with heart disease. Bill was the patriarch of a large and loving family he built and sustained with […]

John T. “Jack” Traynor ’51 (1926-2021)

Categories: Alumni, Public

John T. “Jack” Traynor November 19, 1926 – July 11, 2021 John Thomas “Jack” Traynor, 94, died calmly and quietly at home with his family the evening of July 11, 2021. He had visited with all five of his children over the weekend, and with several of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He lost Jane, his […]

Kermit Edward Bye ’62, first UND Law graduate appointed as a United States Circuit Judge, dies at 84

Categories: Alumni, Public

Kermit Edward Bye, 84, passed away Saturday, March 20 surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and brother. Kermit was born Jan. 13, 1937 to Margaret Brekke Bye and Kermit Bertherand Bye. He was born in the railroad section house in Hatton as a blizzard made it impossible to get to a hospital. Kermit and […]