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us: McCree, Wade H. (Wade Hampton), 1920-1987

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  • Fuller Name

    • Wade Hampton
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Des Moines (Iowa)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Detroit (Mich.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Fisk University
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard Law School
        • Organization: (naf) United States. District Court (Michigan : Eastern District)
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Solicitor General
        • Organization: (naf) Wayne State University. Law School
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Lawyers
          (lcsh) Educators
            (lcsh) Judges
        • Sources

          • found: NUCMC data from Wayne State Univ., Archives of Labor Hist. & Urban Affairs for NAACP, Detroit Br. Records, 1943, 1960-66 (Wade McCree)
          • found: WWA, 1974/75 (McCree, Wade Hampton, Jr.; b. 1920; s. Wade Hampton & Lulu H. (Harper) McC.; m. Dores B. McCrary; US judge, 6th circuit ct.; res.: Detroit)
          • found: NY times, 9/1/87 (Wade H. McCree Jr.; d. at 67; judge & solicitor gen'l under Carter; prof. Univ. Mich. Law Sch.; eminent Black jurist)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 03, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (McCree, Wade Hampton Jr.; solicitor general, lawyer, judge, educator; born 03 July 1920 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States; AB in history from Fisk University (1941); elected to Phi Beta Kappa (1959); graduated from Harvard Law School (1947); joined the firm of Bledsoe and Taylor (1948); was appointed to the state's Workman's Compensation Commission; made political history and became Michigan's first elected African American judge (1955); was appointed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; elevated to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; accepted President Jimmy Carter's appointment to serve as Solicitor General of the United State (1977); co-founded, with Dean Arthur Neef, the Wayne State University Law School; died 30 August 1987 in Detroit, Michigan, United States)
        • Change Notes

          • 1987-10-08: new
          • 2015-05-05: revised
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