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Minnesota: State Supreme Court


Justices of the Minnesota State Supreme Court, 1858-1990 (May be incomplete!)
Isaac Atwater 1858-64 Charles E. Flandrau 1858-64 Samuel J. R. McMillan 1864-74 Thomas Wilson 1864-65 John M. Berry 1865-87 George B. Young 1874-75 Francis R. E. Cornell 1875-81 William Mitchell 1881-99 Greenleaf Clark 1881-82 Daniel A. Dickinson 1881-93 Charles E. Vanderburgh 1882-93 Loren W. Collins 1887-1904 Daniel Buck 1893-99 Thomas Canty 1894-99 Calvin L. Brown 1899-1913 Charles L. Lewis 1900-12 John A. Lovely 1900-05 Wallace B. Douglas 1904-05 Edwin A. Jaggard 1905-11 Charles B. Elliott 1905-09 Thomas D. O'Brien 1909-11 David F. Simpson 1911-12 George L. Bunn 1911-17 Philip E. Brown 1912-15 Andrew Holt 1912-17 Oscar Hallam 1913-23 James H. Quinn 1917 Julius J. Olson 1934-48 Luther W. Youngdahl as of 1942-47 Thomas F. Gallagher 1943-47 Frank T. Gallagher 1947- Martin A. Nelson as of 1953 Lee Loevinger as of 1960-61 Harry Hunter MacLaughlin 1972-77 A. M. 'Sandy' Keith 1989-90

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1864 Jul 5: Charles E. Flandrau, resigned.
  • 1864 Jul 6: Isaac Atwater, resigned.
  • 1874: Francis R. E. Cornell, elected.
  • 1881: Charles E. Vanderburgh, elected.
  • 1881 May 23: Francis R. E. Cornell, died in office.
  • 1881 Jun 23: Daniel A. Dickinson, appointed.
  • 1887 Nov 8: John M. Berry, died in office.
  • 1887 Nov 16: Loren W. Collins, appointed.
  • 1892 Nov 8: William Mitchell (Rep), elected; Daniel Buck (Dem & People's), elected; Thomas Canty (Dem & People's), elected; Daniel A. Dickinson (Rep & Prohibition), defeated; Charles E. Vanderburgh (Rep & Prohibition), defeated; William N. Davidson (People's), defeated.
  • 1894 Nov 6: Loren W. Collins (Rep), elected; John W. Willis (People's & Dem), defeated.
  • 1898: Calvin L. Brown, elected.
  • 1899 Nov 14: Daniel Buck, resigned.
  • 1899 Nov 20: Calvin L. Brown, appointed.
  • 1904: Edwin A. Jaggard, elected; Charles E. Otis (Dem), defeated; Calvin L. Brown, elected.
  • 1904 Mar 31: Loren W. Collins, resigned; Wallace B. Douglas, appointed.
  • 1905 Sep 30: John A. Lovely, resigned.
  • 1905 Oct 3: Charles B. Elliott, appointed.
  • 1909 Jul 28: Charles B. Elliott, resigned; Thomas D. O'Brien, appointed.
  • 1910: Edwin A. Jaggard, elected; Calvin L. Brown, elected.
  • 1911 Feb 13: Edwin A. Jaggard, died in office.
  • 1911 Feb 17: George L. Bunn, appointed.
  • 1911 Dec 21: David F. Simpson, resigned; Andrew Holt, appointed.
  • 1912: Andrew Holt, elected.
  • 1914: George L. Bunn, elected.
  • 1915 Feb 6: Philip E. Brown, died in office.
  • 1916 Jun 19: William B. Anderson, nominated; James H. Quinn, nominated; Albert Schaller, defeated in primary; Thomas R. Kneeland, defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Nov 7: James H. Quinn, elected; William B. Anderson, defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Andrew Holt, elected; Royal A. Stone, elected; Edward J. Lee, defeated; William H. Vanderburgh, defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Clifford L. Hilton, elected; Julius J. Olson, elected; William A. Anderson, defeated; William H. Vanderburgh, defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Andrew Holt, elected; Royal A. Stone, elected; Edward J. Lee, defeated; William H. Vanderburgh, defeated.
  • 1942: Thomas F. Gallagher, elected.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Frank T. Gallagher, elected; Julius J. Olson, elected; William C. Christianson, defeated; Rollin G. Johnson, defeated.
  • 1952: Frank T. Gallagher, elected.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Frank T. Gallagher, elected; E. Luther Melin, defeated.
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