Lokanath Misra was born on 21st November 1922. He studied in Ravenshaw College in Cuttack.
Contribution to Constitution making:
Misra was elected from the Constituent Assembly from Odisha on a Congress party ticket. He intervened in the debates on freedom of religion, national language, and the right to property.
Misra was elected twice to the Orissa state legislative assembly as a member of the Congress party. Later, he joined the Swatantra party and became its vice-president. In 1977, he joined the Janata Party.
Misra was nominated to the Rajya for three consecutive terms, from 1960 to 1978. From 1991 to 1997, he served as the Governor of three north-eastern states – Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
Misra passed away on 27th May 2009.
Misra was not part of any committees in the Constituent Assembly.