African American judges
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Adam Shakoor papers document his career as the Chief Judge to the 36th District Court and as Deputy Mayor of Detroit. His work as a judge included many administrative and policy decisions regarding the operation of the court, inter-office correspondence, security information, as well as docket and case management. In 1989, Shakoor left his position as Chief Judge to begin work as the Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer of Detroit. In this position, Shakoor focused on reducing...
Dates: 1981 - 1993
Abstract This collection consists of a certificate issued to Lawyer and Congressman, George Crockett Jr, on May 11, 1942. George Crockett, Jr. was born August 10, 1909, in Jacksonville, Fl. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (1931) and the University of Michigan Law School (1934). Between degrees, he joined the Marine Cooks and Steward's Union (1931) and waited on tables aboard ships on trips between the U.S. and South America. He practiced law for a short period in Florida and West Virginia before...
Dates: 1942 - 1942
Abstract Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. began his career as a lawyer in the Detroit law firm of Harold E. Bledsoe and Hobart Taylor. He later served on the state’s Workmen’s Compensation Commission and as a judge in the county and U.S. court system. During his tenure on the bench, McCree took part in a number of school desegregation cases iand as the government’s lawyer, he argued a number of significant cases before the Supreme Court. He resigned in 1977 to accept appointment as U.S. Solicitor General in the...
Dates: 1937 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1987
Abstract William F. Bledsoe held a long career in the field of law. Working under Attorney General Frank Kelley, as well as being elected to the 30th District Court in Highland Park, Judge Bledsoe is particularly noted for cases pertaining to civil rights issues.
Dates: 1947 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989