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Senior Judge William E. Macklin
(retired 2012)

Scott County


Appointed May 5, 1998, by Governor Arne H. Carlson. Elected in 2000 and 2006. Retired June 4, 2012.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.


J.D., magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1975;
(William Mitchell Law Review, Managing Editor 1974 and Executive Editor 1976)

B.A., Theater Arts, University of Minnesota, 1968


Minnesota House of Representatives Member- District 37B: Dakota and Scott Counties, 1989-1998

Partner- Nord & Macklin, P.A., (Lakeville, Minnesota), 1976-1998

Law Clerk to the Honorable Lawrence J. Yetka- Minnesota Supreme Court, 1975-1976

Bar Admissions:

Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota
Federal District Court, District of Minnesota
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Organizations/Commissions:

Minnesota Judicial Council
Minnesota District Judges Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
First District Bar Association
Eighth District Bar Association
Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Task Force, 1995-1996

Community Activities:

President- Dakota City Heritage Village, 2003 and 2004
Treasurer- Lakeville Dollars For Scholars, 1979-1992
President- Lakeville Lions Club, 1983-1984; Zone Chair, 1985-1986
President- Lakeville Panorama of Progress Celebration, 1986
President- Lakeville Chamber of Commerce, 1985
Lakeville Economic Development Commission
Lakeville Star City Committee
Lakeville Chemical Abuse Advisory Committee
Board of Directors- Owobopte Industries
Giant Step Children's Theatre
Member- Grace United Methodist Church

Awards and Honors:

Society of Professional Journalists, "Freedom of Information Award," 1998
Lions International, "Melvin Jones Award," "Helen Keller Sight Award," "Lion of the Year"
University of Minnesota, "Outstanding Undergraduate Actor," 1967


Married for 38 years; three children, and two grandchildren