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Gourdin, Edward O. (Edward Orval), 1897-1966


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  • Fuller Name

    • Edward Orval
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        18970810
    • Death Date

        19660722
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
        • Organization: (naf) United States Attorney's Office
        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. Superior Court
        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Jacksonville (Fla.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Quincy (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from Boston University, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center for Edward Gourdin collection, [19--](Edward O. Gourdin; Edward Orval Gourdin; 1898-1966; African-American; Olympic track star of 1920s; active in military; Harvard grad.; became one of first African-Americans to be appointed as judge of Mass. Superior Court)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 06, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Gourdin, Edward Orval; lawyer, soldier, jurist / judge, army officer (1866-1995), track and field athlete, Olympic medalist, war hero; born 10 August 1897 Jacksonville, Florida, United States; received his LL.B. degree from Harvard (1924); won a silver medal in the broad jump at the Paris Olympic games (1924); began his career as a Massachusetts lawyer (1925); was briefly a member of the Republican Party and decided to switch his allegiance to the Democrats (1930s); President Roosevelt appointed him as an assistant U.S. attorney, a position he held until 1951; was a special justice of the Roxbury District Court; became the first black judge elected on the Massachusetts Superior Court (1958); was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; died 22 July 1966 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, City Hospital)
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