January/February 2015

Judge Bright Publishes Autobiography

Judge Myron H. Bright has penned his life story in Goodbye Mike, Hello Judge: My Journey for Justice, published by the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies Press in January 2015. The memoir covers from his early years growing up as the son of Russian immigrants in Eveleth, Minnesota to his tenure as the longest working judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

In November 2014, more than a hundred friends gathered with Judge Bright to celebrate his soon-to-be-released autobiography and his 95th birthday (a bit belated as he turned 95 in March). 2014 also marked Judge Bright’s 50th year of federal service: four in the army and more than 46 as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals.

After the memoir was released, Judge Bright held a book signing at Zandbroz Variety in Fargo, where he read from and discussed his book.

Congratulations, Judge Bright!