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us: Higginbotham, A. Leon, Jr., 1928-1998

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    • us: Higginbotham, Aloyisus Leon, Jr., 1928-1998
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Trenton (N.J.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Yale University
        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit)
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard Law School
        • Organization: (naf) Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
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        (lcsh) Judges
          (lcsh) Lawyers
            (lcsh) Civil rights workers
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Higginbothom, A. Leon (Aloyisus Leon), 1928-
        • Sources

          • found: In matter of ... 1978: t.p. (A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.) pub. info. (U.S. Circuit Court judge)
          • found: WW among Black Amer., 1975-76: p. 290 (A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.; b. Feb 25, 1928)
          • found: Martindale-Hubbell, 1977: p. 1179 (A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.; b. 1928)
          • found: John F. Kennedy Library. Historical materials in the J.F.K. Library, 1990 (Higginbothom, A. Leon, 1928- ; lawyer; commissioner, Fed. Trade Commission; judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Penn.; v. chrm. National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence)
          • found: WWA, 1974-1975 (Higginbotham, Aloyisus Leon, Jr.; judge; b. Feb. 25, 1928)
          • found: LC data base, 8-8-91 (hdg.: Higginbotham, A. Leon, 1928- ; usage: A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.)
          • found: Harvard law bulletin, spring 1999: p. 56 (d. Dec. 14, 1998)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Higginbotham, A. Leon, Jr.; jurist / judge, civil rights activist; born 25 February 1928 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States; BA in Sociology, Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio (1949); LLB, Yale University (1952); assistant district attorney, Philadelphia; principal in the African American law firm of Norris, Green, Harris, and Higginbotham (1954-1962); president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); member of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, appointed to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, eventually becoming chief judge (1962-1993); taught both, law and sociology at a number of schools, including the University of Michigan, Yale, Stanford, New York University and Harvard Law School; worked for the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995) and the NAACP's Spingarn Medal (1996); died 14 December 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
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          • 1977-11-18: new
          • 2015-04-02: revised
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