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John Milton Mason (Jack Mason)

John Milton Mason, American judge. Bar: Minnesota 1963, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970. Jack Mason Endowed scholar Macalester College St. Paul, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.


  • Mason, John Milton was born on October 31, 1938 in Mankato, Minnesota, United States. Son of Milton Donald and Marion (Dailey) Mason.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Macalester College, 1960. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1963.


    • Associate, Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, 1963-1968;partner, Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, 1969-1971, 73-95;solicitor general, State of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1971;chief deputy attorney general, State of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1972-1973;United States magistrate judge, District of Minnesota, St. Paul, since 1995.


    Board directors Macalester College, St. Paul, 1971-1977, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, 1979-1988, University Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, St. Paul, 1979-1983, Minneapolis Board Education, 1973-1980, Minnesota Chorale, 1990-1995, MacPhail Center for Arts, 1990-1996, Ordway Music Theatre, 1990-1999, 2000-2002. Member national advisory board Concordia Language Villages, 1996-2002, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, 1998-2001. With United States Air Force, 1957, with Reserve, 1957-1965.

    Member Harvard Law School Association (president Minnesota section 1980-1981), Minnesota Association Black Lawyers (Profile Courage award 2002), Federal Bar Association (Jack Mason Memorial lecturer, Minnesota chapter 2003).



    Classical piano, bicycling, accordion, foreign languages.


    • Married Vivian McFerran, August 25, 1962. Children: Kathleen, Peter, Michael.
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    Born October 31, 1938
    Died June 8, 2002
    (aged 63)