Alan C. Page: Biography
Alan Page has been an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court since 1993 and is, currently, the longest serving member of the court. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Page received a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978. He served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Minnesota from 1987 to 1993, and was a special assistant attorney general from 1985 to 1987. Before that, Page was an associate at the law firm of Lindquist & Vennum from 1979 to 1981.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and Minnesota State Bar Association and a former member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and the Minneapolis Urban League Board of Directors. He established the Page Education Foundation in 1988, which assists young men and women of color with post-secondary education. He also helped establish the Kodak/Alan Page Challenge, a national essay contest encouraging urban youth to recognize the value of education. A native of Canton, Ohio, Page is married to the former Diana Sims. The couple has four children.
He was a professional football player from 1967 to 1981 with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. In 1971, he became the first defensive player in pro football history to be named Most Valuable Player of the National Football League. Page was named to the NFL All-Pro team several times. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
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