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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 10, 1995
                 TO THE FEDERAL BENCH 

The President today nominated John R. Tunheim to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

John R. Tunheim, 41, has been the Chief Deputy Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office since 1986. Previously, he served as Minnesota's Solicitor General and as Manager of the Attorney General's Public Affairs Litigation Division, and practiced with the St. Paul law firm of Oppenheimer, Wolff, Foster, Shepard & Donnelly. He also worked as a law clerk to Judge Earl Larson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and as a staff assistant to Senator Hubert Humphrey. In addition, Tunheim currently serves as Chairman of the United States Assassination Records Review Board in Washington, D.C. Tunheim earned a B.A. degree from Concordia College and a J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He and his wife, Kathryn, have two children and reside in Stillwater.

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