Ex-Minnesota Attorney General Warren Spannaus Dies at 86
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Former Minnesota Attorney General Warren Spannaus, who ran for governor in 1982, has died. He was 86.
Spannaus died Monday at a Minneapolis area hospital of complications of cancer, his family told the Dorsey & Whitney law firm, where he was a retired partner.
Spannaus was known for promoting Minnesota's landmark gun-control law and his
longtime friendship and professional partnership with former Vice President Walter Mondale.
The St. Paul native was elected attorney general in 1970 and re-elected twice,
serving until 1983. He won the DFL Party endorsement for governor in 1982 but lost in the primary to the eventual winner, the late Gov. Rudy Perpich.
Gun-rights advocates created bumper stickers with the slogan ``Dump Spannaus'' when he ran for governor.
His funeral is scheduled Dec. 4 at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church in