|Miles Welton Lord|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Minnesota|
|Title:||Former Federal Judge|
|Appointed by:||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Active:||4/28/1966 – 7/1/1985|
|Chief:||1981 – 1985|
|Senior:||7/1/1985 – 9/8/1985|
|Preceded by:||Dennis Donovan|
|Succeeded by:||David Doty|
|Past post:||U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota|
|Past post 2:||Private practice, Minneapolis|
|Past term 2:||1960–1961|
|Bachelors:||U. of Minnesota, B.A., 1946|
|Law School:||U. of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1948|
|Military service:||U.S. Army, 1944 – 1945|
Miles Welton Lord (1919–present) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Lord was nominated by President Lyndon Johnson on February 10, 1966, to a seat vacated by Dennis Donovan; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 28, 1966, and received commission that same day. He served as chief judge from 1981 until he assumed senior status on July 1, 1985. He retired on September 8, 1985. Lord was succeeded in this position by David Doty.
Lord earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1946 and his LL.B. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1948.
In 1973, the case of the Reserve Mining Company, Lord ordered the iron-mining company to cease and desist dumping 47 tons of waste rock into Lake Superior every minute at their plant in Silver Bay, Minnesota.
More than 14,000 women who used the Dalkon Shield, an intrauterine contraceptive device sued its manufacturer, A. H. Robins Company, makers of Chap Stick lip balm and Robitussin cough medicine, saying the device caused uterine preforations, pelvic inflammatory disease, sterility, and spontaneous abortion. Judge Lord's rulings resulted in the device being taken off the market.
Rajender v. University of Minnesota
In 1980 in the case of Shyamala Rajender versus the University of Minnesota, Lord ordered the university to desist from discrimination against women.
- 1985–present: Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 1966–1985: Federal judge, United States District Court, District of Minnesota
- 1961–1966: U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota
- 1960–1961: Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 1955–1960: State attorney general, Minnesota
- 1952–1954: Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 1951–1952: Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Minnesota
- 1948–1951: Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 1944–1945: U.S. Army Air Corps
- United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
- Federal judges nominated by Lyndon Johnson
- Biography from the Federal Judicial Center.
- Minnesota Public Radio, "Miles Lord remains an activist," October 29, 2003
- The New York Times, "AROUND THE NATION; Panel Dismisses Action Against Federal Judge," December 27, 1984
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Minnesota
|Magistrate judges||Franklin Noel • Arthur Boylan • Janie Mayeron • Jeanne Graham • Jeffery Keyes • Mary Kay Klein • Tony N. Leung • Leo Brisbois • Steven Rau •|
|Former Article III judges||
James Rosenbaum • Diana Murphy • Rensselaer Russell Nelson • William Lochren • Page Morris • Milton Dwight Purdy • Charles Andrew Willard • Wilbur Franklin Booth • William Alexander Cant • John Franklin McGee • Joseph West Molyneaux • John Benjamin Sanborn • Gunnar Hans Nordbye • Matthew Joyce • Robert Cook Bell • George Sullivan • Edward Devitt • Dennis Donovan • Earl Larson • Miles Lord • Harry MacLaughlin • Philip Neville • Robert Renner •
|Former Chief judges|