|The Honorable Wilhemina M. Wright|
Minnesota Supreme Court
August 21, 2012
|Appointed by||Mark Dayton|
|Preceded by||Helen M. Meyer|
Minnesota Court of Appeals
September 2002 – August 20, 2012
|Appointed by||Jesse Ventura|
|Alma mater||Yale University
Harvard Law School
Wilhemina M. Wright is an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Wright was appointed to the court in August 2012 by Governor Mark Dayton. Wright is the first African-American woman to serve on the state's highest court.
Wright has earned numerous awards during her career, including the Myra Bradwell Award in 2006 from the Minnesota Women Lawyers, the Lena O. Smith Achievement Award from the Black Women Lawyers Network in 2004, the B. Warren Hart Award for Public Service from the Saint Paul Jaycees in 2001, and the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans Award in 2000.
Wright is married to Ecolab executive Dan Schmechel. The two have a daughter.
Helen M. Meyer
|Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court