John T. Traynor
Jack is a native of Devils Lake and graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1951. He remains active in all phases of the law with particular interest in trusts, estates and probate. He is a long-time member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Jack is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in North Dakota as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
He served as a Director of a major bank in the Devils Lake community for over 25 years and was actively involved when the bank was sold in 1997. Jack served as Chairman of a National Foundation with assets of over $350 million.
Jack was National President of the American Elks Association (B.P.O.E.) in 1985-86 and visited 48 states, Panama, and Puerto Rico. He continues to be very active in the Elks.
Jack served 16 years in the North Dakota State Senate. He served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Natural Resources Committee. In 1999, the State Bar Association of North Dakota presented Jack with its Legislative Service Award recognizing his dedicated service to the people of North Dakota.
Jack and his wife Jane have five children and 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, 1951
Elected to Order of The Coif
B.A., University of North Dakota, 1949
North Dakota, 1951
State Bar Association of North Dakota
Member Since: 1951
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth C