History of the Federal Judiciary

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Ericksen, Joan N.
Born 1954 in St. Paul, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 23, 2002, to a seat vacated by Paul A. Magnuson. Confirmed by the Senate on April 25, 2002, and received commission on May 1, 2002.

St. Olaf College, B.A., 1977
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Private practice, Minnesota, 1981-1983, 1993-1995
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Minnesota, 1983-1993
Judge, Minnesota District Court, Fourth Judicial District, 1995-1998
Associate justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1998-2002

Appointed as Joan Ericksen Lancaster


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