Donovan W. Frank
|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|
October 22, 1998 – October 31, 2016
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||David S. Doty|
Donovan W. Frank|
1951 (age 66–67)
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
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
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.
David S. Doty
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota