Federal Appeals Judge Myron Bright Passes Away at 97

A federal appeals court judge from Fargo has died.

Judge Myron Bright was 97.

He began as a full-time member of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1968 and was still hearing cases a couple of weeks ago as a judge in senior status.

Bright was the longest-serving judge in the history of the circuit.

The Eveleth, Minnesota native was nominated to the bench by President Lyndon Johnson.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said “Judge Bright’s empathy and compassion were unsurpassed whether at home or in the courtroom.”

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