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Rosenbaum, James Michael
Born 1944 in Fort Snelling, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 14, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 1985, and received commission on July 18, 1985. Served as chief judge, 2001-2008. Assumed senior status on October 26, 2009. Service terminated on August 25, 2010, due to retirement.

University of Minnesota, B.A., 1966
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Attorney, VISTA, Chicago, Illinois, 1969-1970
Staff attorney, Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, Chicago, Illinois, 1970-1972
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1973-1981
U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota, 1981-1985

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