Justice Page was a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court for over two decades and a star player for the Minnesota Vikings

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined Justice Alan Page at the White House today where he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the President. Justice Page is an accomplished jurist, athlete, and philanthropist from Minnesota. After over a decade of practicing law, he won a seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992, where he served for more than 20 years. Before he became a lawyer, Justice Page played in the NFL for 15 years with the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears; he earned his law degree and practiced law during the off-seasons. In 1988, Justice Page founded the Page Education Foundation, which has provided scholarships to nearly 7,000 students.

“During his extraordinary life, Justice Alan Page broke barriers in law school, in the NFL, and on the Minnesota Supreme Court,” Klobuchar said. “On the field, he led the Vikings to the Super Bowl and ushered in the golden age of Minnesota football. On the bench, he was a thoughtful and well-reasoned judge that brought quiet leadership to our justice system. And for over three decades, he and his beloved late wife Diane have been dedicated philanthropists, providing opportunities to thousands of young people through education. This Medal of Freedom is very well-deserved.”

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor and is awarded by the President to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

This year’s other Medal of Freedom recipients are Miriam Adelson, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Elvis Presley, George “Babe” Ruth Jr.; Justice Antonin Scalia, and Roger Staubach.