Douglas M. Head
|Douglas M. Head|
|25th Minnesota Attorney General|
January 2, 1967 – January 4, 1971
|Preceded by||Robert W. Mattson, Sr.|
|Succeeded by||Warren Spannaus|
April 14, 1930|
|Died||February 2, 2011
|Political party||Republican Party|
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Head graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and an LL.B. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated in 1956 along with classmate and also future Attorney General Walter Mondale. Passing the bar in 1957, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives and served from 1961 to 1964. He was elected Attorney General in 1966 and assumed office on January 2, 1967, serving until January 4, 1971.
Head was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1970, losing to the DFL nominee, Wendell Anderson. In 1971, along with former Minnesota Solicitor General Jerome D. Truhn, he co-founded the law firm of Head & Truhn (now Head, Seifert & Vander Weide).
Head died on February 2, 2011, from natural causes at his home in Minneapolis. He was 80 years old.
- Douglas M. Head entry at The Political Graveyard
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune – February 3, 2011: "Doug Head's lasting imprint"
- Private Practice Lawyer Profile for Douglas M. Head, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
- Law Firm Overview for Head, Seifert & Vander Weide, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Robert W. Mattson, Sr.
|Minnesota Attorney General
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