Alan Page

Alan Page UKNUnknown

American football player and judge (born 1945)

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Alan PageUKNUnknown American football player and judge (born 1945)
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Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945) is an American retired judge and former professional football player. He gained national recognition as a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) during 15 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, and then embarked on a legal career. Page earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1967 and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978. Page served as an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1993 until he reached the court's mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2015. Page was the first defensive player in NFL history to win the MVP Award and only Lawrence Taylor has done it since. He is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame (1993) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1988), and is considered one of the greatest defensive linemen ever to play the game.In 2018, President Donald Trump awarded Page the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Notre Dame
Central Catholic High School
University of Minnesota Law School
Past Positions1 - 1 of 1
associate justice
1993 - 2015
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
American Law Institute
1993 - Current
Board of Regents, University of Minnesota
1989 - 1993
Institute of Bill of Rights Law Task Force on Drug Testing in the Workplace
1990 - 1991
Board of Directors, Minneapolis Urban League
1987 - 1990
Page Education Foundation
Advisory Board, Mixed Blood Theater
1984 - Current
Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
1980 - Current
National Bar Association
1979 - Current
American Bar Association
1979 - Current
Executive Committee, National Football League Players' Association
1972 - 1975