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A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

AKA Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

Born: 25-Feb-1928
Birthplace: Trenton, NJ
Died: 14-Dec-1998
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chief Justice, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals

Father: A. Leon Higginbotham, Sr. (factory worker)
Mother: Emma Lee Douglas (maid)
Wife: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (wife #2)
Son: Stephen Lee
Daughter: Karen Lee
Son: Kenneth Lee
Daughter: Nia B.

    High School: Ewing Park High School, Trenton, NJ
    University: Purdue University
    University: BA, Antioch College (1949)
    Law School: LLB, Yale Law School (1952)
    Professor: University of Pennsylvania (1971-92)
    Professor: Harvard University (1993-98)

    US Federal Trade Commission (1962-64)
    Texaco adviser (1996)
    Alfalfa Club 1982
    Presidential Medal of Freedom Sep-1995
    Spingarn Medal 1996
    Open Heart Surgery

Author of books:
Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process (1996, nonfiction)
In the Matter of Color -- Race & The American Legal Process: The Colonial Period (1978, nonfiction)

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