John R. Tunheim

Personal

Birthday: 
1953
Birthplace: 
Thief River Falls, MN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Earl Larson, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1980-1981
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1981-1984
Office of the Attorney General, State of Minnesota, 1984-1995; assistant attorney general and manager of Public Affairs Litigation Division, 1984-1985; solicitor general, 1985-1986; chief deputy attorney general, 1986-1995
Adjunct professor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1994
Chairman, Assassination Records Review Board, 1994-1995

Education

Name of School: 
Concordia College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1975
Name of School - Second: 

University of Minnesota Law School

Our faculty ranks in the top nationally as some of the most productive and influential scholars in legal education. At the same time, in true Minnesota tradition, they pride themselves on accessibility and the quality of their teaching. With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and doors that are always open, you will get to know your professors, and you will enjoy your classroom experience.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1980

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Court Name: 

Minnesota District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/26/1995
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