September/October 2005 issue

New Magistrate Judge for Minnesota: Jeanne J. Graham

On September 12, 2005, Chief U.S. District Court Judge James M. Rosenbaum announced the appointment of Jeanne J. Graham to the position of U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota. She fills the position left by Magistrate Judge Jonathan G. Lebedoff, who retired on September 20. Judge Graham took the oath of office on September 28. Her chambers are located in St. Paul.

Jeanne J. Graham was born in Lakewood, Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1980. She graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in 1985.

She began her legal career as a law clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice Symchych. In 1986 she went to work as a special assistant attorney general in the Minnesota Attorney Generalís office. In 1989 she went to work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Minnesota, and in 1995 she became chief of their Violent/General Crimes unit. In 2000 she was appointed to serve as a judge in the Hennepin County District Court, where she has worked until this appointment to the federal bench.

Welcome, Judge Graham!

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