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Goodbye Mike, Hello Judge: My Journey for Justice

by Myron H. Bright
North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies Press, 2015

Watch Judge Bright talk about highlights from his autobiography

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Judge Myron H. Bright tells his story, from his early life growing up as the son of Russian immigrants in Eveleth, Minnesota to his ascension to service as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Highlights include:

Life on the Minnesota Iron Range

  • Education in Eveleth public schools and University of Minnesota Law School
  • Military service during World War II
  • 21 years as a trial and appellate lawyer in Fargo, ND
  • Political activity on behalf of various candidates, including U.S. Senator Quentin N. Burdick and ND Governor William L. Guy
  • Meeting President Johnson
  • Induction as a federal judge
  • Ongoing judicial service since 1968
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