Donovan W. Frank
|Donovan W. Frank|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota|
October 31, 2016
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota|
October 22, 1998 – October 31, 2016
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||David S. Doty|
|Born||1951 (age 65–66)
Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.
|Alma mater||Luther College
Hamline University School of Law
Donovan W. Frank (born 1951) is a Senior United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Frank was born in Rochester, Minnesota. He received a B.A. from Luther College in 1973 and his J.D. 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.
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.
- Donovan W. Frank at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
David S. Doty
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota