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John Milton Mason Edit Profile

also known as 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.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Classical piano, bicycling, accordion, foreign languages.


Married Vivian McFerran, August 25, 1962. Children: Kathleen, Peter, Michael.