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Magnuson, Paul Arthur

Born 1937 in Carthage, SD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 28, 1981, to a seat vacated by Edward J. Devitt. Confirmed by the Senate on October 29, 1981, and received commission on October 29, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1994-2001. Assumed senior status on February 9, 2002.

Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 1959
William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law), J.D., 1963

Professional Career:

Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1963-1981
Adjunct faculty, William Mitchell College of Law, 1982-1989
Instructor, Hamline University School of Law, 1987-1989