Jun 03, 2020
Judge Jack Tunheim
Chief Judge Minnesota Federal Judiciary

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim has served as a United States District Judge in the District of Minnesota for twenty-four years after being nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1995. From 1994-1998, Judge Tunheim served as Chair of the U.S. Assassination Records Review Board, a federal agency that declassified the remaining secret records of the assassination of President Kennedy. Before his appointment as a judge, he served as Minnesota’s Chief Deputy Attorney General, where he argued three cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, and earlier, as Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. l, where he argued three cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, and earlier, as Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey.