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Lord, Miles Welton
Born November 6, 1919, in Dean Lake Township, MN
Died December 10, 2016, in Eden Prairie, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on February 10, 1966, to a seat vacated by Dennis F. Donovan. Confirmed by the Senate on April 28, 1966, and received commission on April 28, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1981-1985. Assumed senior status on July 1, 1985. Service terminated on September 8, 1985, due to retirement.

University of Minnesota, B.A., 1946
University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1944-1945
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1948-1951, 1952-1954, 1960-1961
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Minnesota, 1951-1952
Attorney general, State of Minnesota, 1955-1960
U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota, 1961-1966
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