|26th Minnesota Attorney General|
January 4, 1971 – January, 1983
|Preceded by||Douglas M. Head|
|Succeeded by||Skip Humphrey|
Warren Richard Spannaus
December 5, 1930
St. Paul, Minnesota
|Died||November 27, 2017 (aged 86)|
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Warren Richard Spannaus (December 5, 1930 – November 27, 2017) was an American politician from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and the Attorney General of Minnesota from 1971 until 1983. Spannaus graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1963. He was elected attorney general in 1970 and assumed office on January 4, 1971. Spannaus was reelected to the position twice, in 1974 and 1978, serving from 1971 to 1983. In 1982, he ran for Governor of Minnesota as the DFL-endorsed candidate but lost the primary election to former DFL Governor Rudy Perpich, who went on to win the general election. Spannaus joined the Minneapolis-based law firm of Dorsey & Whitney. Spannaus married Marjorie Clarkson and had three children.
- Corrine Charais, Political Action Among Alumni, Perspectives, Spring 2007 (page 18).
- Larry Splett, Former Iowa Governor Thomas J. Vilsack Joins Dorsey & Whitney, April 12, 2007.
- Warren Spannaus profile, Our Campaigns.com
Douglas M. Head
| Minnesota Attorney General
1971 – 1983
|Party political offices|
| Endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate,
Minnesota DFL State Convention