Donovan W. Frank

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Donovan W. Frank
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Assumed office
October 31, 2016
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
In office
October 22, 1998 – October 31, 2016
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by David S. Doty
Personal details
Born Donovan W. Frank
1951 (age 66–67)
Rochester, Minnesota
Education Luther College (B.A.)
Hamline University School of Law (J.D.)

Donovan W. Frank (born 1951) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Education and career[edit]

Frank was born in Rochester, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College in 1973 and his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law in 1977. Frank began his legal career as an assistant county attorney in St. Louis County, Minnesota. In 1985, he was appointed a state district court judge in Minnesota's Sixth Judicial District. Frank served as an assistant chief judge of that court from 1988 to 1991. He was Chief Judge from 1991 to 1996.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 21, 1998, President Bill Clinton nominated Frank to the seat on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota vacated by David S. Doty. He was confirmed on October 21, 1998 and later received his commission on October 22, 1998. He assumed senior status on October 31, 2016.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
David S. Doty
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
1998–2016
Vacant