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Judge Thomas W. Van Hon

Chippewa County

Chippewa County Courthouse
Phone: (320) 269-7774


Appointed Oct. 26, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D. and M.A., University of Iowa College of Law/University of Iowa Graduate College in Iowa City, 1984

B.S., Iowa State University in Ames, 1981


General law practice, civil matters and criminal defense

Fairfax City Attorney

Assistant Public Defender, Redwood and Brown counties, Minnesota Board of Public Defense

Assistant Redwood County Attorney

Community Activities:

Chair and member, Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop School Board