University of Nevada.
He was the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 1979 to 1983. He was a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, and served in many political positions, including the Clark County Commission from 1971 to 1974, and the Las Vegas City Council from 1975 to 1978. Graduating from University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in journalism, Leavitt returned to Las Vegas, where he worked as sports editor for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
He returned to Las Vegas, where he entered private practice.
Leavitt subsequently served as Justice of the Peace, Clark County Commissioner (as had his father), Las Vegas City Commissioner, and ultimately as the state"s Lieutenant Governor. Following his term as Lieutenant Governor, then-Governor Richard Bryan appointed Myron to the District Court in 1984, where Leavitt served until being elected to the Nevada Supreme Court in 1998, a position to which he was reelected in 2000, and was holding at the time of his death in 2004.
Leavitt had earlier run for the State Supreme Court twice (1988 and 1994) but failed to get elected. He ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1982.
As an attorney in private practice for 28 years, Leavitt successfully argued a case that ultimately forced the Nevada Legislature to reapportion itself according to population.
He also argued the case that forced the Board of Regents at the University of Nevada to reapportion itself. The Justice Leavitt Middle School in Las Vegas was named in honor of the Supreme Court Justice in March, 2002.
He was a member of the Democratic Party.