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Minnesota Territorial and State Attorneys General
1849-present

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Compiled from Minnesota legislative manuals and other sources, including previous library compilations and several histories of Minnesota.

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ASSUMED OFFICE ATTORNEY GENERAL RESIDENCE
2019 January 7 Ellison, Keith Minneapolis
2007 January 2 Swanson, Lori Eagan
1999 January 4 Hatch, Mike Minneapolis
1983 January 3 Humphrey, Hubert H., III New Hope
1971 January 4 Spannaus, Warren Minneapolis
1967 January 2 Head, Douglas M. (Douglas Michael) Minneapolis
1964 December 30 Mattson, Robert W., Sr. Minneapolis
1960 May 4 Mondale, Walter F. Minneapolis
1955 January 3 Lord, Miles Minneapolis
1939 January 2 Burnquist, J. A. A. (Joseph Alfred Arner) Minneapolis
1936 December 15 Ervin, William S. Minneapolis
1933 January 3 Peterson, Harry H. (Harry Herbert) St. Paul
1929 November 20 Benson, Henry N. (Henry Nathaniel) St. Peter
1928 February 2 Youngquist, G. A. (Gustaf Aaron) Crookston
1927 December 21 Pratt, Albert F. Anoka
1918 March 9 Hilton, Clifford L. (Clifford Loyd) Fergus Falls
1912 January 1 Smith, Lyndon A. (Lyndon Ambrose) Montevideo
1909 January 4 Simpson, George T. (George Thomas) Winona
1905 January 2 Young, Edward T. Appleton
1904 April 1 Donahower, William J. St. Paul
1899 January 2 Douglas, Wallace B. (Wallace Barton) Moorhead
1893 January 2 Childs, Henry W. (Henry Warren) Wadena
1887 January 5 Clapp, Moses E. (Moses Edwin) Fergus Falls
1881 March 11 Hahn, William J. (William John) Minneapolis
1880 January 10 Start, Charles M. (Charles Monroe) Rochester
1874 January 9 Wilson, George P. Winona
1868 January 10 Cornell, Francis R. E. Minneapolis
1866 January 8 Colville, William J. Lake City
1860 January 4 Cole, Gordon E. (Gordon Earl) Faribault
1858 May 24 Berry, Charles H. (Charles Henry) Mankato
TERRITORY    
1853 May 15 Emmett, Lafayette  
1849 June 1 Babcock, Lorenzo A.