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United States District Court for the District of Minnesota


United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
(D. Minn.)

Appeals to Eighth Circuit
Established May 11, 1858
Judges assigned 7
Chief judge Michael J. Davis
Official site

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (in case citations, D. Minn.) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Minnesota. Its two primary courthouses are in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Cases are also heard in the federal courthouses of Duluth and Fergus Falls.

Appeals from the District of Minnesota are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. One notable former United States Attorney for the District was Cushman K. Davis who later went on to become governor of the state and was elected to the United States Senate.

The current U.S. Attorney is Andrew M. Luger.

Current composition

# Title Judge Duty station Born Term of service Appointed by
Active Chief Senior
27 Chief Judge Michael J. Davis Minneapolis, MN 1947 1994–present 2008–present Clinton
28 District Judge John R. Tunheim Minneapolis, MN 1953 1995–present Clinton
29 District Judge Ann D. Montgomery Minneapolis, MN 1949 1996–present Clinton
30 District Judge Donovan W. Frank Saint Paul, MN 1951 1998–present Clinton
32 District Judge Joan N. Ericksen Minneapolis, MN 1954 2002–present G.W. Bush
33 District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz Minneapolis, MN 1960 2006–present G.W. Bush
34 District Judge Susan Richard Nelson Saint Paul, MN 1952 2010–present Obama
19 Senior Judge Donald D. Alsop Saint Paul, MN 1927 1974–1992 1985–1992 1992–present Nixon
23 Senior Judge Paul A. Magnuson Saint Paul, MN 1937 1981–2002 1994–2001 2002–present Reagan
25 Senior Judge David S. Doty Minneapolis, MN 1929 1987–1998 1998–present Reagan
26 Senior Judge Richard H. Kyle Saint Paul, MN 1937 1992–2005 2005–present G.H.W. Bush
United States Courthouse, Minneapolis

Former Judges

# Judge State Born/Died Active service Chief Judge Senior status Appointed by Reason for
1 Nelson, RensselaerRensselaer Nelson MN 1826–1904 1858–1896 Buchanan,Buchanan retirement
2 Lochren, WilliamWilliam Lochren MN 1832–1912 1896–1908 Cleveland,Cleveland retirement
3 Morris, PagePage Morris MN 1853–1924 1903–1923 1923–1924 Roosevelt, T.T. Roosevelt death
4 Purdy, Milton D.Milton D. Purdy MN 1866–1937 1908–1909
Roosevelt, T.T. Roosevelt
not confirmed[1]
5 Willard, Charles AndrewCharles Andrew Willard MN 1857–1914 1909–1914 Taft,Taft death
6 Booth, Wilbur F.Wilbur F. Booth MN 1861–1944 1914–1925 Wilson,Wilson reappointment
7 McGee, John F.John F. McGee MN 1861–1925 1923–1925 Harding,Harding death
8 Cant, William AlexanderWilliam Alexander Cant MN 1863–1933 1923[2]–1933 Harding,Harding death
9 Molyneaux, Joseph W.Joseph W. Molyneaux MN 1863–1940 1925–1937 1937–1940 Coolidge,Coolidge death
10 Sanborn, Jr., John B.John B. Sanborn, Jr. MN 1883–1964 1925–1932 Coolidge,Coolidge reappointment
11 Nordbye, GunnarGunnar Nordbye MN 1888–1977 1931[3]–1967 1948–1959 1967–1977 Hoover,Hoover death
12 Joyce, Matthew M.Matthew M. Joyce MN 1877–1956 1932–1954 1954–1956 Hoover,Hoover death
13 Bell, Robert CookRobert Cook Bell MN 1880–1964 1933–1961 1961–1964 Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt death
14 Sullivan, George F.George F. Sullivan MN 1886–1944 1937–1944 Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt death
15 Donovan, Dennis F.Dennis F. Donovan MN 1889–1974 1945–1965 1965–1974 Truman,Truman death
16 Devitt, EdwardEdward Devitt MN 1911–1992 1954[4]–1981 1959–1981 1981–1992 Eisenhower,Eisenhower death
17 Larson, Earl R.Earl R. Larson MN 1911–2001 1961–1977 1977–2001 Kennedy,Kennedy death
18 Lord, MilesMiles Lord MN 1919–present 1966–1985 1981–1985 1985 Johnson, L.L. Johnson retirement
19 Neville, PhilipPhilip Neville MN 1909–1974 1967–1974 Johnson, L.L. Johnson death
21 MacLaughlin, Harry H.Harry H. MacLaughlin MN 1927–2005 1977–1992 1992 1992–2005 Carter,Carter death
22 Murphy, Diana E.Diana E. Murphy MN 1934–present 1980–1994 1992–1994 Carter,Carter reappointment
23 Renner, Robert G.Robert G. Renner MN 1923–2005 1980–1992 1992–2005 Carter,Carter death
24 Rosenbaum, James M.James M. Rosenbaum MN 1944–present 1985–2009 2001–2008 2009–2010 Reagan retirement

Succession of seats

See also


  1. ^ Recess appointment; the United States Senate later rejected the appointment.
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1923, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 15, 1924, and received commission on January 15, 1924.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 16, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 3, 1932, and received commission on February 10, 1932.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 10, 1955, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 4, 1955, and received commission on February 7, 1955.

External links

  • Official site
  • United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota official site

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