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Claud R. Judd was born May 26, 1918 in Lamont, WA to Lawrence and Bell Judd. He was raised in Fraser and attended Fraser grade school and graduated from Weippe High School in 1937. He and Elvita Green married on Sept. 20, 1941 and raised five children together. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 2006.

After high school, he spent a few years working at Schmidt's Mill before he began a life-long career as a farmer. He also dedicated a major portion of his time and energy to public service. He served on many boardaincluding the Fraser Cemetery and Park boards, Clearwater County Fair, school, hospital and ASCS boards. He was a 4-H leader for 22 years, a member of Weippe IOOF Lodge 104 for 50 years and a Fraser Grange member for 72 years.

Claud resigned his position as Clearwater County Commissioner in 1971 after being appointed by former Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus as state representative. He served in the Idaho House and Senate for a total of 17 years. He was also a member of the Clearwater Historical Society, the Hilltop Heritage Group, the Weippe Gem Community Grop and Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Group.

He and Elvita were awarded Clearwater County "Grassman of Year" in 1963. He also received a plaque s an honorary FFA member for his outstanding leadership and service at state and local levels in 1985. He wrote and published a book in 1995 called, Judds in Fraser, Idaho. He also mad a 1916-1985 scrapbook of Clearwater County Extension and 4-H.

He died April 13, 2007 at the age of 88.

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