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Luther Youngdahl

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Luther Wallace Youngdahl (1896-1978) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Youngdahl was nominated by President Harry Truman on July 6, 1951, to a seat vacated by Thomas Goldsborough; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 1951, and received his commission on August 29th. He assumed senior status on May 29, 1966, and served in that capacity until his death on June 21, 1978.[1]


  • Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 1919
  • William Mitchell College of Law (then Minnesota College of Law), LL.B., 1921[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, World War I
  • Assistant city attorney, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1921-1924
  • Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1924-1930
  • Judge, Minneapolis Municipal Court, 1930-1936
  • Judge, District Court of Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1936-1942
  • Associate justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1942-1946
  • State Governor, Minnesota, 1947-1951[1]