Prominent U.S. Judge And Civil Rights Advocate A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Succumbs at 70

January 1999
Jet;01/11/99, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p17
Reports the death of United States Judge and civil rights advocate A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. How he was one of the country's most prominent black judges; Higginbotham appointed by President John F. Kennedy; Elevated to the Court of Appeals by President Jimmy Carter; His tenure as a public service professor at Harvard University; Honoring of Higginbotham with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995.


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