Douglas M. Head

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Douglas M. Head
25th Minnesota Attorney General
In office
January 2, 1967 – January 4, 1971
Preceded by Robert W. Mattson, Sr.
Succeeded by Warren Spannaus
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1930-04-14)April 14, 1930
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died February 2, 2011(2011-02-02) (aged 80)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political party Republican Party
Profession Attorney, Businessman

Douglas Michael Head (April 14, 1930 – February 2, 2011) was an American politician from the Republican Party and a former Attorney General of Minnesota.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Head graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and an LL.B. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated in 1956 along with classmate and also future Attorney General Walter Mondale.[1] Passing the bar in 1957, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives and served from 1961 to 1964. He was elected Attorney General in 1966 and assumed office on January 2, 1967, serving until January 4, 1971.

Head was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1970, losing to the DFL nominee, Wendell Anderson. In 1971, along with former Minnesota Solicitor General Jerome D. Truhn, he co-founded the law firm of Head & Truhn (now Head, Seifert & Vander Weide).

Head died on February 2, 2011, from natural causes at his home in Minneapolis. He was 80 years old.[2]


  1. ^ Corrine Charais, Political Action Among Alumni, Perspectives, Spring 2007 (page 18).
  2. ^ "Doug Head, former state attorney general". Star Tribune. February 4, 2011. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert W. Mattson, Sr.
Minnesota Attorney General
Succeeded by
Warren Spannaus