Thomas M. Neuville

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Thomas M. Neuville
Minnesota Senate
In office
Preceded byClarence Purfeerst
Succeeded byKevin Dahle
Personal details
Born (1950-01-31) January 31, 1950 (age 68)
Marinette, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican Party of Minnesota
ChildrenMark, John, Anne, Luke, Meg
ResidenceNorthfield, Minnesota

Thomas "Tom" M. Neuville (born January 31, 1950) is an American judge and politician.

Neuville served in the Minnesota Senate in the District 25 in the southeastern part of the state.[1] The district includes the northern half of Rice County, all of Le Sueur County, the southern part of Scott County, and the eastern third of Sibley County. He was first elected on November 6, 1990, serving five full terms and part of a sixth, before resigning effective January 1, 2008, to accept appointment as a Minnesota district court judge.[1]

Neuville's special legislative concerns included crime and public safety, prisons, child support reform, courts and judicial selection, health care reform, family, cultural and life issues. His Minnesota State Senate committee assignments included:

  • Business, Industry and Jobs
  • Finance
  • Finance Subcommittee: Public Safety Budget Division, where he was the Ranking Minority Member
  • Judiciary
  • Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Ethical Conduct
  • Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Permanent and Joint Rules

On November 28, 2007, the Minnesota governor's office announced that Neuville had been selected to fill a vacancy as a Judge for the Rice County District Court[2] He was sworn into office on January 10, 2008.

Neuville graduated with a B.A. in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan in 1972, and later earned his J.D. in 1976 from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul. Before becoming a judge, he was an attorney with Grundhoefer, Neuville & Ludescher, P.A. He is a longtime resident of Northfield, is married and has five children and 9 grandchildren.


  1. ^ a b "Neuville, Thomas M." Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  2. ^ Neuville appointed as 3rd District Judge Retrieved 2010-10-09.

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