Myron H. Bright

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Myron Bright
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
June 7, 1968 – June 1, 1985
Appointed by Lyndon Johnson
Preceded by Charles Vogel
Succeeded by Frank Magill
Personal details
Born (1919-03-05)March 5, 1919
Eveleth, Minnesota, U.S.
Died December 12, 2016(2016-12-12) (aged 97)
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
Education Mesabi Range College
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (BS, LLB)

Myron H. Bright (March 5, 1919 – December 12, 2016) was a United States federal judge.

Bright was born in Eveleth, Minnesota. He joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942, rising to the rank of captain by the time of his discharge in 1946. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Minnesota, the latter in 1947. Following graduation, he began practicing in Fargo, North Dakota.

In April 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Bright to an open seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to replace Charles Joseph Vogel. Bright served on the court for 48 years, until a few weeks before his death, having assumed senior status in June 1985. Bright died on December 12, 2016 at the age of 97 in Fargo, North Dakota.[1]

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