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David Ferdinand Durenberger, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1959. Named Outstanding Young Man in South St. Paul, 1964, One of Ten Outstanding Young Men in Minnesota, 1965.


Durenberger, David Ferdinand was born on August 19, 1934 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. Son of George G. and Isabelle M. (Cebulla) Durenberger.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Political Science, St. Johns U., 1955;Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota, 1959.


Member firm LeVander, Gillen, Miller & Durenberger, South St. Paul, 1959-1966. Executive secretary to Governor Harold LeVander, 1967-1971. Counsel for legal and community affairs, corporate secretary H.B. Fuller Company, St. Paul, 1971-1978.

United States senator from Minnesota, 1978-1995. Member Senate Finance Committee, 1979-1995. Member environmental public works committee, 1983-1995.

Member labor and human relations committee, 1987-1995. Member ethics committee, 1983-1984. Member Senate intelligence committee, 1979-1987.

Chair, 1985-1987; member government relations committee, 1979-1987. Member advisory committee intergovernmental affairs, 1980-1995. Senior counselor Associated Public-Safety Communications Officers, Washington, 1995.

Vice chairman Minnesota St. Ethical Pracitces Board, 1973-1977.


Chairman Metro Council Open Space Advisory Board, 1972-1974. Chairman board commissioners Hennepin County Park Reserve District. Vice chairman Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Board.

Executive vice chairman Governor's Commission on Arts. Executive director Minnesota Constitutional Study Commission, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Judicial Responsibility. President Burroughs School Parent-Teachers Association, Minneapolis.

Chairman Dakota County Young Republican League, 1963-1964. Director, legal counsel Minnesota Young Republican League, 1964-1965. Co-chairman State Young Republican League, 1965.

Delegate State Republican Convention, 1966, 68, 70, 72. First vice chairman 1st District Republican Party, 1970-1972. Vice chairman 13th ward Republican Party Minneapolis, 1973-1974.

Board directors Metropolitan Parks Foundation, Public Service Options, Inc., St. Louis Park Amateur Athletic Union Swim Club, Minnesota Landmarks, 1971-1973, Public Affairs Leadership and Management Training, Inc., 1973-1975, University Minnesota Young Men’s Christian Association, 1973-1975, Community Planning Organization, Inc., St. Paul, 1973-1976, Project Environment Foundation, 1974-1975, Urban Laboratory, Inc., 1975, National Recreation and Park Association, Within the System, Inc., 1976-1977. Trustee Children's Health Center and Hospital, Inc., Minneapolis. Member executive committee National Center for Volunteer Action, Minnesota Charities Review Council.

Served as Second lieutenant United States Army, 1955-1956. Captain United States Army Reserve, 1956-1963. Member American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, 1st District Bar Association, Corporation Counsel Association, St. Johns University Alumni Association (president Twin Cities chapter 1963-1965, national president 1971-1973), Minneapolis, St. Paul Area chambers commerce, Gamma Eta Gamma (chancellor 1958-1959, vice president Alumni Association 1965-1975).


Children: Charles, David, Michael, Daniel.