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In Memory - The Honorable Robert J. Sheran

01.27.12

It is with great sadness and profound respect that we recognize the passing of our esteemed colleague, Robert J. Sheran.  Mr. Sheran’s career achievements and contributions have made a lasting impression on our firm, profession and community.

Excerpt from the Star Tribune obituary:

Sheran, Former Chief Justice Robert J. age 96, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Justice Sheran graduated from St. Thomas College (national debate champion) and the University of Minnesota School of Law. He served as a Special Agent in the FBI during World War II. He practiced law as a trial lawyer with Gallagher, Farrish, Sheran, and Zimmerman in Mankato, and later at Lindquist and Vennum, LLP in Minneapolis. He served in the MN House of Representatives from 1947 to 1949. He served on the MN Supreme Court twice, first as an Associate Justice appointed by Governor Elmer Anderson, (1963 - 1970), and then as Chief Justice appointed by Governor Wendell Anderson (1973-1981). He retired from Lindquist and Vennum after serving as an Interim Dean at the Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul.

Click here to view a Star Tribune story about Mr. Sheran's life and career.
©Star Tribune, January 26, 2012

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