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educator , federal judge

Myron H. Bright, American federal judge. Bar: North Dakota 1947, Minnesota 1947. Recipient Francis Rawle award, ALI-American Bar Association, 1996, Lifetime Achievement award, University North Dakota Law School, 1998, Herbert Harley award, AJS, 2000.

Background

Bright, Myron H. was born on March 5, 1919 in Eveleth, Minnesota, United States. Son of Morris and Lena A. (Levine) Bright.

Education

Associate of Arts, Eveleth Junior College, 1939. Bachelor of Science in Law, University Minnesota, 1941. Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1947.

Career

Associate, Wattam, Vogel, Vogel & Bright, Fargo, North Dakota, 1947; partner, Wattam, Vogel, Vogel & Bright, Fargo, North Dakota, 1949-1968; judge, 8th United States Circuit Court Appeals, Fargo, 1968-1985; senior judge, 8th United States Circuit Court Appeals, Fargo, since 1985; distinguished professor of law, St. Saint Louis University, 1985-1988; emeritus professor of law, St. Saint Louis University, 1989-1995.

Achievements

  • Bar: North Dakota 1947, Minnesota 1947.

Membership

Captain Army of the United States, 1942-1946, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations. Member American Bar Association (legal education section appellate practice and litigation), North Dakota Bar Association, Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association, United States Judicial Conference (commission on administration of probation system 1977-1983, advising committee on appellate rules 1987-1990, commission on international judicial relations since 1996).

Connections

Married Frances Louise Reisler, December 26, 1947. Children: Dinah Ann, Joshua Robert.

father:
Morris Bright

mother:
Lena A. (Levine) Bright

spouse:
Frances Louise Reisler

child:
Joshua Robert Bright

child:
Dinah Ann Bright