History of the Federal Judiciary

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Alsop, Donald Douglas
Born 1927 in Duluth, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on August 8, 1974, to a seat vacated by Philip Neville. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1974, and received commission on December 20, 1974. Served as chief judge, 1985-1992. Assumed senior status on August 28, 1992.

University of Minnesota, B.S.L., 1950
University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Army private first class, 1945-1946
Law clerk, Hon. Thomas Gallagher, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1951-1952
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1952-1954
Private practice, New Ulm, Minnesota, 1954-1975

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