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MUNICIPAL JUDGES

The Minnesota Legislature created the Municipal Court by act Feb. 18, 1874. Original term of office was 3 years. A Special Judge was added by act of Feb. 26, 1877, and the post was abolished in 1909.

  • Grove B. Cooley April 1874-April 1883
  • Reuben Reynolds Special Judge April 1877-June 11, 1879
  • Francis B. Bailey Special Judge Dec.? 1879-April 1883
  • Francis B. Bailey April 1883-Jan. 1889
  • Stephen Mahoney Special Judge April 1883-Jan. 1895
  • George D. Emery Jan. 1889-April 1891
  • Charles B. Elliott April 1891-Jan. 3, 1894
  • Andrew Holt Jan. 3, 1894-Dec. 28, 1904
  • William Kerr Special Judge Jan. 1895-Jan. 1901
  • Horace D. Dickinson Special Judge Jan. 1901-Dec. 28, 1904
  • Edward F. Waite Dec. 28, 1904-April 14, 1911
  • Charles L. Smith Special Judge Dec. 28, 1904-Jan. 1909
  • Charles L. Smith Jan. 1909-late 1927
  • William C. Leary Jan. 1909-Nov. 24, 1912
  • Edmund A. Montgomery April 14, 1911-Jan. 1921
  • Winfield W. Bardwell Nov. 24, 1912-Jan. 1919
  • Mathias Baldwin Jan. 1919-Nov. 1922
  • Frank E. Reed Jan. 1921-Jan. 1925
  • Gunnar H. Nordbye Dec. 1, 1922-March 1925
  • Manley Fosseen Jan. 1925-Nov. 24, 1930
  • Clyde R. White April 1925-Nov. 2, 1935*
  • Paul S. Carroll spring 1927-Jan. 4, 1937
  • Frederick B. Wright, Jr. late 1927-Sept. 1, 1941
  • Luther W. Youngdahl Nov. 24, 1930-Jan. 4, 1937
  • Vince A. Day Nov. 13, 1935-Dec. 7, 1936
  • William A. Anderson Dec. 8, 1936-Jan. 4, 1942
  • Paul Guilford Jan. 1937-Jan. 4, 1942
  • Joseph Poirier Jan. 7, 1937-July 19, 1942*
  • Arthur Le Seur Jan. 12-July 1937
  • Earl J. Lyons Sept. 1941-Feb. 20, 1947
  • John A. Weeks July 1942-May 16, 1945
  • Harold Rogers Jan. 4, 1943-Aug. 29, 1949
  • D.E. LaBelle Jan. 4, 1943-Jan. 11, 1947
  • Paul J. Jaroscak May 24, 1945-Sept. 1, 1951
  • Theodore P. Knudson Jan. 11, 1947-Jan. 9, 1950
  • Rolf Fosseen Feb. 20, 1947-Jan. 16, 1950
  • Leslie L. Anderson Aug. 29, 1949-Jan. 10, 1952
  • Luther Sletten Jan. 9, 1950-Jan. 4, 1961
  • Betty Washburn Jan. 16, 1950-June 16, 1962*
  • Irving R. Brand Sept. 4, 1951-June 1, 1955
  • Thomas Tallakson Sept. 4, 1951-July 17, 1954
  • Dana Nicholson Jan. 10, 1952-July 1, 1959
  • Tom Bergin Feb. 11, 1953-Dec. 27, 1962
  • Lindsay G. Arthur July 31, 1954-Dec. 11, 1961 (from 13th Ward)
  • William Gunn June 1, 1955-Jan. 1, 1958
  • L. Howard Bennett Jan. 1, 1958-July 1959
  • Elmer R. Anderson July 1959-Dec. 31, 1964
  • Donald T. Barbeau July 1, 1959-May 29, 1963
  • Douglas K. Amdahl Jan. 12, 1961-Nov. 2, 1962
  • Edwin P. Chapman July 13, 1961-Dec. 31, 1964
  • Bruce C. Stone July 13, 1961-Dec. 31, 1964
  • Herbert W. Estrem Jan. 2. 1962-Dec. 31, 1964
  • Crane Winton July 19, 1962-Dec. 31, 1964
  • James D. Rogers Dec. 28, 1962-Dec. 31, 1964
  • C. William Sykora Dec. 28, 1962-Dec. 31, 1964
  • Edward G. Parker May 29, 1963-Dec. 31, 1964
  • David R. Leslie July 1, 1963-Dec. 31, 1964
  • Eugene Minenko July 1, 1963-Dec. 31, 1964

Conciliation Judge

Established by an act of the Minnesota Legislature (S.F. 288), passed April 17, 1917. On Feb. 11, 1953, the Legislature passed H.F. 453, which abolished the Court. Tom Bergin automatically became a Municipal Judge.

  • Thomas H. Salmon April 1917-Dec. 1922
  • Levi M. Hall Jan. 1, 1923-May 10, 1931
  • William C. Larson May 10, 1931-Dec. 10, 1949
  • Tom Bergin Dec. 10, 1949-Feb. 11, 1953

The City courts were transfered to the Hennepin County system effective Jan. 1, 1965.

*Died in office

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE

  • F.J. Geist North April 1887-Jan. 1889
  • Ace P. Abell South April 1887-March 4, 1891
  • O. Tessier East April 1887-Jan. 1889
  • George S. Grimes North Jan. 1889-Jan. 1891
  • Edward M. Van Cleve East Jan. 1889-Nov. 14, 1890
  • Elijah Barton East Nov. 14, 1890-Jan. 1893
  • William H. Mills North Jan. 1891-Jan. 1893
  • John J. McHale South March 4, 1891-Jan. 1893
  • Elmer W. Gray East Jan. 1893-Jan. 1895
  • Franklin L. Stiles North Jan. 1893-Jan. 1895
  • Al. J. Smith South Jan. 1893-Dec. 31, 1896
  • Charles E. Bond North Jan. 1895-Sept. 9, 1898
  • C.S. Dever East Jan. 1895-March 12, 1897
  • Stillson J. Beardslee South Dec. 31, 1896-April 1, 1901
  • Fred E. Hobbs East March 12, 1897-April 1, 1901
  • T.S. Mayer North Sept. 9, 1898-Jan. 1899
  • Charles E. Bond North Jan. 1899-April 1, 1901

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