John Tunheim

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John Tunheim
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   12/26/1995 - Present
Preceded by:   Donald Alsop
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   Thief River Falls, MN
Undergraduate:   Concordia College, B.A., 1975
Law School:   University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1980

John Tunheim is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. He joined the Court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Early life and education

Born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Tunheim graduated from Concordia College with a bachelor's degree in 1975 and received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1980.[1]

Professional career

Tunheim was a law clerk for the Honorable Earl Larson in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota from 1980 to 1981 before entering private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota until 1984. Tunheim served in various positions at the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Minnesota between 1984 and 1995. Tunheim was first an Assistant State Attorney General and Manager of the Public Affairs Litigation Division in the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Minnesota from 1984 to 1985. Later, Tunheim was the Minnesota State Solicitor General from 1985 to 1986, and the Chief Deputy Minnesota State Attorney General from 1986 to 1995. Tunheim taught as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Minnesota Law School in 1994 and served as the Chairman of the Assassination Records Review Board from 1994 to 1995.[1]

Judicial career

District of Minnesota

On the recommendation of Senators Paul Wellstone and Mark Dayton, Tunheim was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota by President Bill Clinton on July 10, 1995, to a seat vacated by Donald Alsop as Alsop went on senior status. Tunheim was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 22, 1995, on a Senate Vote and received commission on December 26, 1995.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Donald Alsop
District of Minnesota
1995–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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