Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Alan C. Page, was elected to the court in 1992 after serving as an assistant attorney general. He was reelected in 1998 and 2004. Previously he served as a special assistant attorney general and was an associate with the Minnesota law firm Lindquist and Vennum. Read More >
Justice 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.
Justice 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 encourages minority and other disadvantaged youth to pursue postsecondary education through offering a unique blend of partial scholarships, mentoring and service-to-children projects. As part of their “Page Grant” commitment, Page Scholars work with elementary school students as tutors, mentors and role models. "These college students send the message to young ones that education is important, at a time when they are still impressionable, before they make the decision about which path they will take in life," says Justice Page. Read Less ^