|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1866|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1946|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Judge George Christensen, 80, who presided over the Seventh Judicial district for 22 years, believed to be a longer period than served by any other judge who has held the office, died in a Salt Lake hospital Wednesday of causes incident to age. Judge Christensen served on the bench in the Seventh judicial district from 1916 to 1940, with the exception of two years. He retired in 1940.
He was born in Aarhus, Denmark, Feb 24, 1866, a son of Emanuel and Mina Rasmussen Christensen. He received his bachelor of science and law degree from Central University in Indiana. He was admitted to the Utah bar in 1904 and to the district and circuit courts of the United States the same year.
Judge Christensen served a mission for the LDS church in Denmark from 1895 to 1898, and was president of the Copenhagen conference. During the last six months of his mission he served as president of the Scandinavian mission.
Judge Christensen was principal of district schools in Mt. Pleasant from 1889 to 1896, and was treasurer of Sanpete county in 1904. He was elected mayor of Mt. Pleasant in 1900, serving a two-year term, and was superintendent of Sanpete county schools from 1901 to 1903. He was principal of the commercial department at Snow college from 1901 to 1904 and Sanpete county attorney from 1911 to 1916.
During 1902 and 1916 Judge Christensen was city attorney for Mt. Pleasant, Ephraim, Fairview, Spring City, Moroni and Fountain Green. He was director of the Carbon County bank, secretary of the Eastern Utah Electric Co. and a member of the Carbon county, Utah and American Bar Assns.
A first lieutenant in the Utah national guard for six years, he was a member of a selective service board during World War I and was a member of the chamber of commerce in Price. he also served as trustee of Price City hospital and Snow college, Ephraim.
Judge Christensen was a member of the high council of Price LDS ward. He and Mrs. Christensen had lived in Salt Lake City 18 months.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances Ellison Christensen, Salt Lake City; two daughters, Mrs. Florence C. Kennedy and Mrs. Ethel C. Barton, Salt Lake City; two sons, Dr. G. Q. Christensen, Oakland, and Harold E.Christensen, Wilmette, Ill, and a nephew, Arthur Christensen, Denmark; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Salt Lake Tribune (UT) July 18, 1946
Francis Elizabeth Ellison Christensen (1879 - 1947)
Dorthea Marie Mogensen Christensen (1865 - 1899)*
Mine Christensen (1899 - 1899)*
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