List of Minnesota Supreme Court Justices

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This is a list of Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Following is a list of persons who have served on various incarnations of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Territorial Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justices of the Minnesota Territorial Supreme Court.[1]

Name Begin End
Goodrich, AaronAaron Goodrich* 1849 1851
Cooper, DavidDavid Cooper 1849 1853
Meeker, Bradley B.Bradley B. Meeker 1849 1853
Fuller, JeromeJerome Fuller*‡ 1851 1852
Hayner, Henry Z.Henry Z. Hayner*[note 1] 1851 1852
Chatfield, Andrew G.Andrew G. Chatfield 1853 1857
Sherburne, MosesMoses Sherburne 1853 1857
Welch, William H.William H. Welch* 1853 1858
Nelson, Rensselaer R.Rensselaer R. Nelson 1857 1858
Flandrau, Charles EugeneCharles Eugene Flandrau 1857 1858
  1. ^ Appointed by President Fillmore after U.S. Senate rejected Fuller's appointment, but arrived too late to preside over the court. The news of the rejection did not reach St. Paul until after Fuller had arrived and begun his duties as Chief Justice.

*-Chief Justice †-Elected ‡-Served as Chief Justice, but confirmation rejected by U.S. Senate

All Justices[edit]

Following is a list of all Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court.[2] Chief Justice terms are in bold.

Name Method Began
service
Ended
service
Flandrau, Charles EugeneCharles Eugene Flandrau Appointed 1858 1864
Atwater, IsaacIsaac Atwater Elected 1858 1864
Emmett, LaFayetteLaFayette Emmett Elected 1858 1865
Wilson, ThomasThomas Wilson Appointed 1864
1865
1865
1869
Berry, John M.John M. Berry Elected 1865 1887
Gilfillan, JamesJames Gilfillan Appointed 1869
1875
1870
1894
Ripley, Christopher G.Christopher G. Ripley Elected 1870 1874
McMillan, Samuel J. R.Samuel J. R. McMillan Appointed 1864
1874
1874
1875
Young, George B.George B. Young Appointed 1874 1875
Cornell, Francis R. E.Francis R. E. Cornell Elected 1875 1881
Clark, GreenleafGreenleaf Clark Appointed 1881 1882
Dickinson, Daniel A.Daniel A. Dickinson Appointed 1881 1893
Mitchell, William B.William B. Mitchell Appointed 1881 1900
Vanderburgh, Charles E.Charles E. Vanderburgh Elected 1882 1894
Collins, Loren W.Loren W. Collins Appointed 1887 1904
Buck, DanielDaniel Buck Elected 1894 1899
Canty, ThomasThomas Canty Elected 1894 1899
Start, Charles M.Charles M. Start Elected 1895 1913
Brown, Calvin L.Calvin L. Brown Appointed 1899
1913
1912
1923
Lovely, John A.John A. Lovely Elected 1900 1905
Lewis, Charles L.Charles L. Lewis Elected 1900 1912
Douglas, Wallace B.Wallace B. Douglas Elected 1904 1905
Elliott, Charles B.Charles B. Elliott Appointed 1905 1909
Jaggard, Edwin A.Edwin A. Jaggard Elected 1905 1911
O'Brien, Thomas D.Thomas D. O'Brien Appointed 1909 1911
Simpson, David F.David F. Simpson Elected 1911 1911
Bunn, George L.George L. Bunn Appointed 1911
1913
1913
1918
Brown, Phillip E.Phillip E. Brown Appointed 1912 1915
Holt, AndrewAndrew Holt Appointed 1912 1942
Hallam, OscarOscar Hallam Elected 1913 1923
Schaller, AlbertAlbert Schaller Appointed 1915 1917
Quinn, James H.James H. Quinn Elected 1917 1928
Dibell, Homer B.Homer B. Dibell Appointed 1918 1934
Wilson, Samuel B.Samuel B. Wilson Appointed 1922 1933
Stone, Royal A.Royal A. Stone Appointed 1923 1942
Hilton, Clifford L.Clifford L. Hilton Appointed 1928 1943
Loring, CharlesCharles Loring Appointed 1930
1944
1944
1953
Olsen, Ingervall M.Ingervall M. Olsen Appointed 1930 1936
Devaney, John P.John P. Devaney Appointed 1933 1937
Olson, Julius J.Julius J. Olson Appointed 1934 1948
Peterson, Harry H.Harry H. Peterson Appointed 1936 1950
Gallagher, Henry M.Henry M. Gallagher Appointed 1937 1944
Pirsig, MaynardMaynard Pirsig Appointed 1942 1942
Streissguth, Thomas O.Thomas O. Streissguth Appointed 1942
1944
1942
1944
Youngdahl, Luther W.Luther W. Youngdahl Elected 1943 1946
Magney, Clarence R.Clarence R. Magney Appointed 1943 1953
Gallagher, Thomas F.Thomas F. Gallagher Elected 1943 1967
Matson, Leroy E.Leroy E. Matson Elected 1945 1960
Christianson, William C.William C. Christianson Appointed 1946 1946
Gallagher, Frank T.Frank T. Gallagher Elected 1947 1963
Knutson, OscarOscar Knutson Appointed 1948
1962
1962
1973
Christianson, TheodoreTheodore Christianson Appointed 1950 1955
Dell, Roger L.Roger L. Dell Appointed 1953
1953
1953
1962
Nelson, Martin A.Martin A. Nelson Appointed 1953 1972
Murphy, William P.William P. Murphy Appointed 1955 1972
Loevinger, LeeLee Loevinger Appointed 1960 1961
Otis, James C.James C. Otis Appointed 1961 1982
Rogosheske, Walter F.Walter F. Rogosheske Appointed 1962 1980
Sheran, Robert J.Robert J. Sheran Appointed 1963
1973
1970
1981
Peterson, C. DonaldC. Donald Peterson Elected 1967 1986
Kelly, FallonFallon Kelly Appointed 1970 1980
MacLaughlin, Harry H.Harry H. MacLaughlin Appointed 1972 1977
Todd, John J.John J. Todd Appointed 1972 1985
Scott, George M.George M. Scott Appointed 1973 1987
Yetka, Lawrence R.Lawrence R. Yetka Appointed 1973 1993
Wahl, Rosalie E.Rosalie E. Wahl Appointed 1977 1994
Simonett, John E.John E. Simonett Appointed 1980 1994
Amdahl, Douglas K.Douglas K. Amdahl Appointed 1980
1981
1981
1989
Kelley, Glenn E.Glenn E. Kelley Appointed 1981 1990
Coyne, Mary JeanneMary Jeanne Coyne Appointed 1982 1996
Popovich, Peter S.Peter S. Popovich Appointed 1987
1989
1989
1990
Keith, SandySandy Keith Appointed 1989
1990
1990
1998
Tomljanovich, EstherEsther Tomljanovich Appointed 1990 1998
Gardebring Ogren, SandraSandra Gardebring Ogren Appointed 1991 1998
Page, Alan C.Alan C. Page Elected 1993 Present
Stringer, Edward C.Edward C. Stringer Appointed 1994 2002
Anderson, Paul H.Paul H. Anderson Appointed 1994 2013
Blatz, Kathleen A.Kathleen A. Blatz Appointed 1996
1998
1998
2006
Anderson, Russell A.Russell A. Anderson Appointed 1998
2006
2006
2008
Lancaster, Joan EricksenJoan Ericksen Lancaster Appointed 1998 2002
Gilbert, James H.James H. Gilbert Appointed 1998 2004
Hanson, SamSam Hanson Appointed 2002 2008
Meyer, Helen M.Helen M. Meyer Appointed 2002 2012
Anderson, G. BarryG. Barry Anderson Appointed 2004 Present
Gildea, Lorie S.Lorie S. Gildea Appointed 2006
2010
2010
Present
Magnuson, Eric J.Eric J. Magnuson Appointed 2008 2010
Dietzen, Christopher J.Christopher J. Dietzen Appointed 2008 Present
Stras, DavidDavid Stras Appointed 2010 Present
Wright, WilhelminaWilhelmina Wright Appointed 2012 Present
Lillehaug, DavidDavid Lillehaug Appointed 2013 Present

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