May/June 2009 issue
In Memoriam: Judge
Andrew W. Bogue
Judge Andrew W. Bogue,
U.S. District Court Judge for
the District of South Dakota,
died at his home in Hisega,
South Dakota, on June 10,
2009. He was 90 years old.
Andrew Wendell Bogue was born in Yankton,
South Dakota. He received his undergraduate
degree from South Dakota State College in
1941. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the U.S.
Army Signal Corps. He received his law degree
from the University of South Dakota School of
Law in 1947.
He began his legal career by practicing with his
father in Parker, South Dakota. From 1950 to
1952 he also served as a U.S. Army Lieutenant
in the JAG Corps. From 1952 to 1954 he served
as State’s Attorney for Turner County, South
Dakota. In 1957 he took over a law practice
vacated by his cousin in Canton, South Dakota.
In 1967 he was appointed as a judge for the
Second Judicial District in Sioux Falls, South
Dakota. In 1970 he was appointed as a U.S.
District Judge for the District of South Dakota,
where he served as chief judge from 1980 to
1985. He assumed senior status in 1985, but
continued to accept cases until recently when he
stepped down due to health reasons.
He often sat by designation on the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was a member
of the Circuit’s Pattern Jury Instruction
Judge Bogue was well known for being bright,
conscientious, and friendly to everyone. His 1988
and 2006 interviews are available in the St. Louis
Library. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth,
and their three children.