Best & Flanagan Attorney and Former U.S. Attorney, Tom Heffelfinger, Assists with Rededication of Gettysburg Minnesota Memorials
An official state delegation to Gettysburg rededicated the three Minnesota monuments on the battlefield during the battle’s 150th anniversary July 1-3. Among the delegates was Best & Flanagan attorney and former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, Tom Heffelfinger. Tom’s great-great-grandfather, Christopher Heffelfinger, was one of the survivors of the charge.
As a part of the ceremony, Minnesotans laid a wreath at the foot of each monument and honored the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s role in the conflict.
Tom Heffelfinger, a partner at Best & Flanagan, was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney, a position he held from 2001 to 2006. He also held this position under President George H.W. Bush during the years 1991 to 1993. Heffelfinger has a long record of work on issues of importance to the Native American community, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota in Bemidji.