Myron H. Bright

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Myron H. Bright
Myron H. Bright official portrait.jpg
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
June 1, 1985 – December 12, 2016
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
June 7, 1968 – June 1, 1985
Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Charles Joseph Vogel
Succeeded by Frank J. Magill
Personal details
Born Myron H. Bright
(1919-03-05)March 5, 1919
Eveleth, Minnesota
Died December 12, 2016(2016-12-12) (aged 97)
Fargo, North Dakota
Education Eveleth Junior College (A.A.)
University of Minnesota (B.S.L.)
University of Minnesota Law School (LL.B.)

Myron H. Bright (March 5, 1919 – December 12, 2016) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Eveleth, Minnesota, Bright received an Associate of Arts degree from Eveleth Junior College (now Mesabi Range College) in 1939. He received a Bachelor of Science in Law from the University of Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Laws from University of Minnesota Law School in 1947. He was a United States Air Force Captain from 1942 to 1946. He was in private practice of law in Fargo, North Dakota from 1947 to 1968.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Bright was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 25, 1968, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated by Judge Charles Joseph Vogel. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 6, 1968, and received his commission on June 7, 1968. He assumed senior status on June 1, 1985.[1] His service terminated on December 12, 2016, due his to death in Fargo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Myron H. Bright at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Champion of equality Judge Myron Bright dies at 97".

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Joseph Vogel
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
1968–1985
Succeeded by
Frank J. Magill