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Robert Nix, Jr.

AKA Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix, Jr.

Born: 13-Jul-1928
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 23-Aug-2003
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: Alzheimer's

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Pennsylvania Chief Justice, 1984-96

Military service: US Army (1953-55)

Father: Robert Nix, Sr. (US Congressman, b. 9-Aug-1898, d. 22-Jun-1987)
Mother: Ethel Lanier
Wife: Dorothy E. Lewis (m. 1950, four sons)
Son: Robert III
Son: Michael
Son: Jude Stephen
Son: Anthony ("Tony")
Wife: Renate E. Beckert-Bryant (until his death)

    High School: Central High School, Philadelphia, PA (1946)
    University: AB Philosophy, Villanova University (1950)
    Law School: JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School (1953)
    University: Temple University (graduate study)

    Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Chief Justice (1984-96)
    Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Justice (1972-84)
    Pennsylvania State Official Judge, 1st Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia (1968-71)
    Nix, Rhodes & Nix Partner (1958-68)
    Pennsylvania State Official Deputy Attorney General (1956-58)
    American Bar Association
    NAACP
    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
    Pennsylvania Bar Association 1956


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