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Duane M. Peterson

Duane M. Peterson, American district judge. Bar: Minnesota 1953.


  • Peterson, Duane M. was born on September 18, 1929 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Son of Martin J. Peterson and Catherine S. (Thompson) Walther.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor cum laude, William Mitchell School Law, St. Paul, 1953.


    • Private practice,, St. Paul, 1955-1957, Austin, Minnesota, 1957, Rochester, 1957-1959, Winona, 1959-1989. District judge Houston District Court, Caledonia, since 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1953.


    Member Winona City Charter Commission, since 1969, Winona City Merit Board, since 1967. Chairman Winona County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, 1961-1962, 1st District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, 1963-1968. Captain Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Marine Corps, 1953-1955.

    Fellow American Board Trial Advocates. Member Minnesota Trial Lawyers (president 1976), Minnesota Bar Association (chairman litigation section 1977), Advocates for Human Rights.



    Tennis, banjo, painting.


    • Married Patricia C. Peterson, August 4, 1952. Children: Mark, Daniel, Joan, Paul, Nora.
    • father: Martin J. Peterson Walther
    • mother: Catherine S. (Thompson) Walther
    • spouse: Patricia C. Peterson
    • children: Mark Peterson
    • Daniel Peterson
    • Joan Peterson
    • Paul Peterson
    • Nora Peterson
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    Born September 18, 1929