Alan C. Page
Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Alan C. Page, was elected to the court in 1992. He was reelected in 1998 and 2004. Previously, he served as an assistant attorney general and a special assistant attorney general, and was an associate with the Minnesota law firm of Lindquist and Vennum. Page is widely renowned for his former career as a professional football player. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988, he is best known for his defensive efforts with the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s. Page, who attended law school at the University of Minnesota during the height of his football career, is an ardent defender of equal education for children. He is the founder of the Page Education Foundation, which assists minority youth with post secondary education.