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Senior Judge James C. Harten
(retired )

Court of Appeals

Minnesota Judicial Center
Phone: (651) 297-7650


Appointed and assigned to serve on the Court of Appeals as a Senior Judge.

St. Olaf College (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1957); Lieutenant, USAF, 1957-60; Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1964); private practice, 1964-76; county attorney, Blue Earth County, 1967-71; judge of Blue Earth County Court/District Court, 1976-92; assistant chief judge, Fifth Judicial District, 1989-92; appointed Court of Appeals, February 3, 1992; elected 1994, 2000. Member of Board of Judicial Standards, 1993-97.