Kodiak Courthouse Renamed for Retired Judge

The Courthouse in Kodiak Will Soon Have a New Name

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by Associated Press

KODIAK - The courthouse in Kodiak will soon have a new name.
   
After a Friday evening ceremony, it will be known as the Roy H. Madsen Justice Center.
   
The center's naming comes 66 years after Madsen graduated from law school.
   
He then served 22 years as an attorney and prosecutor, and then 15 years as a Superior Court judge.
   
Madsen says the courthouse's new name came as a surprise to him, but he's honored.
   
Madsen returned to Kodiak after serving in the Navy. He helped his father in a bear guiding business and fished during the summers and worked as a clerk in the men's department at O. Kraft and Son in the winters. He says out of boredom, he began taking correspondence law courses through LaSalle University in Chicago.
 

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