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Jim Metzen
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46th President of the Minnesota Senate
In office
January 7, 2003 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Don Samuelson
Succeeded by Michelle Fischbach
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 52nd district
39th (1987–2013)
In office
January 6, 1987 – July 11, 2016
Preceded by Conrado Vega
Succeeded by TBD
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 39B district
52A (1975–1983)
In office
January 7, 1975 – January 5, 1987
Preceded by Ray Pavlak
Succeeded by Bob Milbert
Personal details
Born (1943-10-26)October 26, 1943
South St. Paul, Minnesota
Died July 11, 2016(2016-07-11) (aged 72)
Political party Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s) Linda (divorced)
Children 2
Residence South St. Paul, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Occupation retired banker, retired businessman, legislator

James P. "Jim" Metzen (October 26, 1943 – July 11, 2016) was a American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL). He represents District 52, which includes portions of Dakota County in the southeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Metzen died on July 11, 2016 from lung cancer in South St. Paul, Minnesota, aged 72.

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