History of the Federal Judiciary

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Tunheim, John R.
Born 1953 in Thief River Falls, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 10, 1995, to a seat vacated by Donald D. Alsop. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1995, and received commission on December 26, 1995.

Concordia College, B.A., 1975
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Earl Larson, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1980-1981
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1981-1984
Office of the Attorney General, State of Minnesota, 1984-1995; assistant attorney general and manager of Public Affairs Litigation Division, 1984-1985; solicitor general, 1985-1986; chief deputy attorney general, 1986-1995
Adjunct professor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1994
Chairman, Assassination Records Review Board, 1994-1995


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