Jim Hale graduated from Dartmouth in 1962, and from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1965. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren at the Supreme Court in 1965-66 where he spent a significant amount of this time helping to draft the Miranda opinion.
After 13 years with the Minneapolis law firm of Faegre & Benson in 1979 Jim joined General Mills as head of its international acquisition team. He then joined Dayton Hudson Corp. in 1981, which was later renamed Target Corp., where he served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary until retiring in 2004.
Jim Hale and his late wife, Sharon, moved to Southwest Florida in 2007 after spending their working years in Minnesota. Jim is also chair of the WGCU Public Media Advisory Board - which is how we met him - but he's also a writer, a songwriter, and a blues harmonica player for the group Jim Hale and Friends.
Jim is chair of the WGCU Public Media Advisory Board - which is how we met him.