United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
|United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
|Appeals to||Eighth Circuit|
|Established||May 11, 1858|
|Chief judge||Michael J. Davis|
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 B. Todd Jones.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|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||(none)||—||Clinton|
|29||District Judge||Ann D. Montgomery||Minneapolis, MN||1949||1996–present||(none)||—||Clinton|
|30||District Judge||Donovan W. Frank||Saint Paul, MN||1951||1998–present||(none)||—||Clinton|
|32||District Judge||Joan N. Ericksen||Minneapolis, MN||1954||2002–present||(none)||—||G.W. Bush|
|33||District Judge||Patrick J. Schiltz||Minneapolis, MN||1960||2006–present||(none)||—||G.W. Bush|
|34||District Judge||Susan Richard Nelson||Saint Paul, MN||1952||2010–present||(none)||—||Obama|
|19||Senior District Judge||Donald D. Alsop||Saint Paul, MN||1927||1974–1992||1985–1992||1992–present||Nixon|
|23||Senior District Judge||Paul A. Magnuson||Saint Paul, MN||1937||1981–2002||1994–2001||2002–present||Reagan|
|25||Senior District Judge||David S. Doty||Minneapolis, MN||1929||1987–1998||(none)||1998–present||Reagan|
|26||Senior District Judge||Richard H. Kyle||Saint Paul, MN||1937||1992–2005||(none)||2005–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|#||Judge||State||Born/Died||Active service||Term as Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|3||Page Morris||MN||1853–1924||1903–1923||(none)||1923–1924||T. Roosevelt||death|
|4||Milton D. Purdy||MN||1866–1937||1908–1909
|5||Charles Andrew Willard||MN||1857–1914||1909–1914||(none)||(none)||Taft||death|
|6||Wilbur F. Booth||MN||1861–1944||1914–1925||(none)||(none)||Wilson||appointment to 8th Cir.|
|7||John F. McGee||MN||1861–1925||1923–1925||(none)||(none)||Harding||death|
|8||William Alexander Cant||MN||1863–1933||1923–1933||(none)||(none)||Harding||death|
|9||Joseph W. Molyneaux||MN||1863–1940||1925–1937||(none)||1937–1940||Coolidge||death|
|10||John B. Sanborn, Jr.||MN||1883–1964||1925–1932||(none)||(none)||Coolidge||appointment to 8th Cir.|
|12||Matthew M. Joyce||MN||1877–1956||1932–1954||(none)||1954–1956||Hoover||death|
|13||Robert Cook Bell||MN||1880–1964||1933–1961||(none)||1961–1964||F. Roosevelt||death|
|14||George F. Sullivan||MN||1886–1944||1937–1944||(none)||(none)||F. Roosevelt||death|
|15||Dennis F. Donovan||MN||1889–1974||1945–1965||(none)||1965–1974||Truman||death|
|17||Earl R. Larson||MN||1911–2001||1961–1977||(none)||1977–2001||Kennedy||death|
|18||Miles Lord||MN||1919–present||1966–1985||1981–1985||1985||L. Johnson||retirement|
|19||Philip Neville||MN||1909–1974||1967–1974||(none)||(none)||L. Johnson||death|
|21||Harry H. MacLaughlin||MN||1927–2005||1977–1992||1992||1992–2005||Carter||death|
|22||Diana E. Murphy||MN||1934–present||1980–1994||1992–1994||(none)||Carter||appointment to 8th Cir.|
|23||Robert G. Renner||MN||1923–2005||1980–1992||(none)||1992–2005||Carter||death|
|24||James M. Rosenbaum||MN||1944–||1985–2009||2001–2008||2009–2010||Reagan||retirement|
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- Recess appointment; the United States Senate later rejected the appointment.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.