D.D. Wozniak

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D.D. Wozniak
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Chief Judge of the
Minnesota Court of Appeals
In office
November 16, 1987 – August 31, 1992
Appointed by Rudy Perpich
Preceded by Peter S. Popovich
Succeeded by Paul H. Anderson
Judge of the
Minnesota Court of Appeals
In office
November 2, 1983 – November 15, 1987
Appointed by Rudy Perpich
Preceded by Office Created
Succeeded by Thomas J. Kalitowski
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
1951–1965
Personal details
Born August 26, 1922
Silver Lake, Minnesota
Died August 17, 2005
St. Paul, MN
Spouse(s) Angela Walsh
Children Victoria Morris Wozniak, Angela Wozniak Daniel Wozniak Jr., George Wozniak
Alma mater University of St. Thomas
University of Minnesota

Daniel Donald "D.D." Wozniak, Sr. (August 26, 1922 in Silver Lake, Minnesota – August 17, 2005) was a Minnesota lawyer, politician, and judge, who served as Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Early life and education[edit]

Wozniak served as a naval aviator during World War II. He graduated with a degree in economics from the University of St. Thomas in 1943, and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1948.

Career[edit]

Wozniak was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1951, a position he would hold for 14 years. Described as a "maverick Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party activist," Wozniak would later serve in the foreign service for President Lyndon Johnson.

Wozniak was appointed as one of the first judges on the newly created Minnesota Court of Appeals in 1982. He was later appointed Chief Judge in 1987. Wozniak held the position until 1992, when he resigned due to reaching the state's mandatory retirement age.

Death[edit]

Wozniak died in 2005.

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Peter S. Popovich
Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals
1987 - 1992
Succeeded by
Paul H. Anderson
Preceded by
Office Created
Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals
1982 - 1987
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Kalitowski