Kathleen A. Blatz
|Kathleen Ann Blatz|
|Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court|
|Appointed by||Arne Carlson|
|Preceded by||Alexander M. Keith|
|Succeeded by||Russell A. Anderson|
July 22, 1954 |
|Spouse(s)||Wheelock Whitney, Jr.|
Kathleen Ann Blatz (born July 22, 1954) is a former Minnesota judge and politician. She currently serves as the interim chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which governs the U.S. Bank Stadium.
Blatz was born in Minneapolis to Kay and Jerome Blatz. She attended high school at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota, and received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Blatz received degrees from the University of Minnesota Law School and the University of Minnesota School of Social Work.
Blatz served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1979 to 1994. She was appointed a Hennepin County district court judge in 1994, associate justice of Minnesota Supreme Court on November 1, 1996, and Chief Justice on January 29, 1998. She retired from the court on January 10, 2006, and was succeeded as Chief Justice by Russell A. Anderson. Since 2006, she has served as a director/trustee on the Columbia RiverSource Boards.
- Nelson, Tim (February 23, 2017). "Dayton taps Blatz as interim stadium authority chief". Minnesota Public Radio. St. Paul, Minnesota. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday tapped former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to take over as interim chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
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Alexander M. Keith
|Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
Russell A. Anderson