David Minge — American Politician born on March 19, 1942,

David R. Minge is a former American judge and political figure. David Minge served as a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals from 2002 until retiring at the end of March 2012. Previously, Minge was a Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party member of the United States House of Representatives serving in the 103rd, 104th, 105th, and 106th congresses, from 1993–2001, representing Minnesota's 2nd congressional district... (wikipedia)

After 16 months of teaching, consulting, fellowship, and special project activities on matters ranging from conservation to healthcare to international trade, Gov. Ventura appointed me to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the people of our state.
I continued to serve in Congress until 2001.
The work is challenging, interesting and an important part of our legal system.