Michael R. Morgan

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Michael R. Morgan
Michael R. Morgan of the NC Supreme Court.jpg
Morgan in Supreme Court chambers in 2017
Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
Preceded byRobert H. Edmunds Jr.
Judge of North Carolina Superior Court
Third Division, Judicial Circuit 10B
In office
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2016
Personal details
Born (1955-10-22) October 22, 1955 (age 67)[1]
New Bern, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materDuke University
North Carolina Central University School of Law[2]

Michael Rivers Morgan (born October 22, 1955)[3] is an African-American judge from the state of North Carolina. Morgan is currently an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Previously, he served as a judge on the 3rd division of North Carolina Superior Court for Judicial Circuit 10B.

In the 2016 election, Judge Morgan defeated 16-year incumbent Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Edmunds Jr., winning 54.45% of the votes and a majority of the state's counties.[1]

Morgan is an alumnus of Duke University (A.B. degree, 1976) and North Carolina Central University (J.D. degree, 1979).

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  1. ^ a b Boughton, Melissa (2016-11-09). "Election brings Democratic majority to N.C. Supreme Court with Mike Morgan win". NC Policy Watch.
  3. ^ North Carolina County Marriages
Legal offices
Preceded by Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court