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Joan Ericksen

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Joan Ericksen
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   5/1/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Paul Magnuson
Personal History
Born:   1954
Hometown:   St. Paul, MN
Undergraduate:   St. Olaf College, B.A., 1977
Law School:   University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1981

Joan Ericksen is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ericksen graduated from St. Olaf College in 1977 with her bachelor's degree and later obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota in 1981.[1]

Professional career

Ericksen was a private practice attorney in Minnesota from 1981 to 1983. In 1983, Ericksen joined the Minnesota US Attorney's Office as a Assistant US Attorney for the District of Minnesota from 1983 to 1993. Ericksen returned to Private practice until 1995 when she was elected Judge for the 4th Judicial District Court in Hennepin County from 1995 to 1998. In 1998, Ericksen was appointed by Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson as an Associate Justice in the Minnesota Supreme Court where she served from 1998 until 2002.[1]

Judicial career

District of Minnesota

On the recommendation of Senator Norm Coleman, Ericksen was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2002 to a seat vacated by Paul Magnuson. Ericksen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 25, 2002 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 1, 2002.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Paul Magnuson
District of Minnesota
Seat #1
Succeeded by:

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