Minneapolis. Born October 11, 1954, St. Paul. St. Olaf College (B.A., magna cum laude); Oxford University (Special Diploma in Social Studies); University of Minnesota Law School (1981); Private practice (1981-83), assistant United States attorney (civil, 1983-85; criminal 1985-93), shareholder Leonard, Street & Deinard (1993-95), district court judge (1995-98). Married Peter Lancaster, two children, John and Claire. Appointed September 8, 1998.