| Dirk Kempthorne|
| election (peers)|
Jesse R. Walters
| June 23, 1947 (age 68)
Boulder, Colorado (1947-06-23) |
University of Colorado
(B.S. finance, 1970)
University of Idaho (J.D. 1974)
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Idaho College of Law
Roger S. Burdick Wikipedia
Roger S. Burdick (born June 23, 1947) is the Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court. A member of the court since 2003, he previously served as chief justice from 2011 to 2015.
Born in Boulder, Colorado, Burdick lived in various locations in the U.S. as a youth. He graduated from Boise High School in Idaho in 1965 and the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1970, earning a bachelor's degree in finance. After a year as a bank examiner for the state of Idaho, Burdick attended the University of Idaho in Moscow and received his J.D. from its College of Law in 1974.
Burdick was appointed to the Idaho Supreme Court by Governor Dirk Kempthorne in 2003 to fill the vacancy of the retiring Jesse Walters. He retained his seat in statewide elections in 2004 (unopposed), 2010 (58.4%), and 2016 (unopposed). Elected chief justice by his fellow justices in 2011, Burdick did not seek a second term in 2015 and was succeeded by Jim Jones in August. Following Jones' retirement, he became chief justice again in 2017.