Alan Page

Alan C. Page first achieved prominence as a football player, leading the University of Notre Dame to a national championship in 1966, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Professionally, he played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1967 to 1978 and the Chicago Bears from 1978 to 1981. His football career showcased remarkable accomplishments, including playing in 218 consecutive games, earning All-Pro honors six times, and receiving nine consecutive Pro Bowl selections. In 1971, he became the second defensive player ever to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame followed in 1988.While playing professional football, he earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978.After law school, Alan Page worked as an attorney at a Minneapolis law firm before serving as an attorney in the office of the Minnesota Attorney General. He made history in 1992 when he was elected as the first African American member of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He was reelected in 1998, 2004, and 2010, receiving the highest vote count in Minnesota history during his 1998 reelection. After a distinguished tenure, Page retired from the court in 2015.Alan Page is co-founder of The Page Education Foundation, Founded by Diane and Alan Page (est. 1988). In the foundation they established together, Diane’s enduring legacy and remembrance persist, while Alan steadfastly carries forward their joint vision of scholars bending the moral arc of the universe towards justice. Justice Page and his daughter, Kamie Page, have also written four children’s picture books together. In November 2018, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and in 2019, he was selected as a member of the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. Through his remarkable achievements, high integrity, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Justice Alan Page serves as an inspiration to many, both on and off the field.