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Myron L. Gordon
Born Myron L. Gordon
(1918-02-11)February 11, 1918
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Died November 3, 2009(2009-11-03) (aged 91)
Palm Desert, California
Education University of Wisconsin (B.A., M.A.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

Myron L. Gordon (February 11, 1918 – November 3, 2009) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Education and career[]

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Gordon received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1939 and a Master of Arts degree from the same institution in 1939. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1942. He was Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve from 1944 to 1946. He was in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1945 to 1950. He was a civil court judge in Milwaukee County from 1950 to 1954. He was a circuit court judge for the State of Wisconsin from 1954 to 1961. He was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1861 and served until his federal appointment in 1967.[1][2]

Federal judicial service[]

Gordon was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 16, 1967, to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, to a new seat created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 2, 1967, and received his commission on March 4, 1967. He assumed senior status on February 12, 1983. He served in that status until his death on November 3, 2009, in Palm Desert, California.[2][3][4]

References[]

  1. Wisconsin Court System. Supreme Court, Former justices: Myron L. Gordon (1918-2009)
  2. 2.0 2.1
    • Myron L. Gordon at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. "Former justice Myron L. Gordon remembered as 'top-notch' jurist". Wisconsin Court System. http://www.wicourts.gov/news/view.jsp?id=146. 
  4. Don Walker (November 4, 2009). "Gordon ruled in Milwaukee 14 case". http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/69080637.html. 

Sources[]

  • Myron L. Gordon at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Elmer W. Roller
Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge for the 2nd Circuit, Branch 3
1954 – 1961
Succeeded by
John A. Decker
Preceded by
John E. Martin
Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
1962 – 1967
Succeeded by
Connor Hansen
Preceded by
Seat established by 80 Stat. 75
United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
1967 – 1983
Succeeded by
Thomas John Curran

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