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Miguel S. Demapan

Miguel S. Demapan BSc, MBA, JD, D.Litt (c. 1953 – June 30, 2012) was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands from 1999 to 2011.[1][2]

Miguel Sablan Demapan
3rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
1999–2011
Nominated by Pedro Pangelinan Tenorio
Preceded by Marty Wayne Kendall Taylor
Succeeded by Alexandro Cruz Castro
5th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
1998–1999
Nominated by Pedro Pangelinan Tenorio
Preceded by Pedro Mangloña Atalig
Succeeded by John Atalig Mangloña
Personal details
Born c. 1953
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Died June 30, 2012
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Born on Saipan, Demapan attended Marianas High School, obtained a Bachelor of Science from the Seattle University in 1975, an MBA at Golden Gate University in 1983, and a JD from Santa Clara University in 1985.[2]

Demapan returned to the Mariana Islands to practice business law. He was called to the judiciary in 1992 as an Associate Judge of the Commonwealth Superior Court, and in 1998 as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He became Chief Justice in 1999 after being appointed by Governor Pedro Tenorio.[2]

Demapan died of colon cancer on June 30, 2012 in Saipan. He was 59.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Former chief justice Demapan passes away Archived December 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Saipan Tribune, July 1, 2012
  2. ^ a b c Official Biography US Department of the Interior, accessed July 1, 2012
Preceded by
Marty W.K. Taylor
3rd Chief Justice of the Northern Mariana Islands
1999–2011
Succeeded by
Alexandro C. Castro
(Acting)