History of the Federal Judiciary

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Frank, Donovan W.
Born 1951 in Rochester, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 21, 1998, to a seat vacated by David S. Doty. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received commission on October 22, 1998. Assumed senior status on October 31, 2016.

Luther College, B.A., 1973
Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Assistant county attorney, St. Louis County, Minnesota, 1977-1985
Judge, Minnesota District Court, Sixth Judicial District, 1985-1998; assistant chief judge, 1988-1991; chief judge, 1991-1996


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