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Senior Judge Richard H. Hopper
(retired 1996)

Dakota County


Appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1989. Elected in 1990. Retired on June 1, 1996.

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


J.D., Boston College, 1973

B.A., Calvin College, 1970


Dakota County Examiner of Titles, 1984-1989
Assistant First Judicial District Public Defender, 1978-1987
Assistant Dakota County Attorney, 1974-1978
Law Clerk- Minnesota Supreme Court, 1973-1974