Former Minn. Chief Justice Sheran dies at 96 27 Jan 12

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Sheran, who was appointed twice to the state’s highest court, has died. He was 96.

The Washburn-McReavy funeral home says Sheran died Wednesday. Sheran graduated from St. Thomas College and the University of Minnesota Law School. The Waseca native served as a special agent with the FBI during World War II and practiced law in Mankato and Minneapolis. He also served in the Minnesota House from 1947-49.

Sheran served on the Minnesota Supreme Court twice – first as an associate justice appointed by Gov. Elmer L. Andersen from 1963-70, and then as chief justice appointed by Gov. Wendell Anderson from 1973-81.

Among his survivors is his daughter Kathy Sheran, a DFL state senator from Mankato.

His funeral will be held Monday in Edina.

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