David Zenoff

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David Zenoff
Associate Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court (Seat D)
In office
April 26, 1965[1] – 1977
Appointed byGrant Sawyer
Preceded byFrank McNamee
Succeeded byNoel Edwin Manoukian
Personal details
Born(1916-03-08)March 8, 1916
Amherst, Wisconsin
DiedOctober 3, 2005(2005-10-03) (aged 89)
Encinitas, California

David Zenoff (March 8, 1916 – October 3, 2005) was an American judge from Nevada.

Born in Amherst, Wisconsin, Zenoff received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin, he served as a major in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, earning a Bronze Star. He moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and was admitted to the Nevada bar in 1948,[1] he served as a justice of the Nevada Supreme Court from 1965 until 1977.

On May 1, 1967, Judge Zenoff presided over the wedding of Elvis and Priscilla Presley,[2] he also presided over the divorce between Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.[1]

Judge Zenoff helped found the juvenile justice system in Clark County, Nevada and the county juvenile detention center (David Zenoff Hall) is named after him.

His spouse was Beverly Banks, born in Saint Louis, Missouri (1919 to 2011), they had three children, Terri, Lisa and David, Jr.

He retired to La Costa in Carlsbad, California, and died in the Scripps Hospital in Encinitas.


  1. ^ a b c "Zenoff, former justice of Supreme Court, dies". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  2. ^ "Passings: David Zenoff, 89". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 22, 2011.

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