ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202
COLLECTION: OGL #408
SIZE: 1.25 linear feet
ACQUISITION: The Myron Atkinson Papers were deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Myron Atkinson Jr. on May 16, 1977, and were opened for research in August of 1977 (Acc. #77-418).
ACCESS: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.
Myron Atkinson was born on September 22, 1927, in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was educated at Bismarck and graduated from Bismarck Junior College in 1947. He also attended the University of North Dakota, and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelors degree in Commerce. He participated in Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Kappa Psi, and band. He received his law degree from UND in 1951, and was involved in the professional law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. During the Korean War, Atkinson entered the US Army. He enlisted at Bismarck on January 7, 1952, and separated as a 1st Lieutenant on June 30, 1954.
Atkinson was a prominent attorney and realtor and played an active part in Bismarck civic affairs. He served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from the 32nd District from 1969 to 1976, was a member of the Republican National Committee, and chairman of the North Dakota State Republican party. He was the president of the Atkinson Co., and a member of the Elks, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus.
Atkinson married Marjory L. Barth in 1951 and they had seven children.
The Myron Atkinson Papers date from 1969-1976. The bulk of the material deals with Atkinson's legislative duties on the Judicial "A" and "C" Committees in 1975-76. Also included are his legislative notes on the 1973 and 1975 sessions. Correspondence, notes, and related materials dealing with Atkinson's legislative career from 1969 to 1976 are also included.
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