George William Crockett Jr. was an African-American attorney, jurist, and congressman from the U.S. state of Michigan. He also served as a national vice-president of the National Lawyers Guild and co-founded what is believed to be the first racially integrated law firm in the United States.
|Born:||August 10, 1909, Jacksonville, Florida|
|Died:||September 7, 1997, Washington, D.C.|
|Spouse(s):||Ethelene Jones Crockett, Harriette Chambliss|
|Alma mater:||Morehouse College, University of Michigan Law School|
About George W Crockett Jr.
Distinguished African-American lawyer, politician, and judge. From 1980-1991, he represented the 13th District of Michigan in the United States Congress.
After graduating from Morehouse College in Georgia, he attended law school at the University of Michigan.
From 1965-1978, he served as a judge in Detroit, Michigan.
His first marriage, to Ethelene Jones Crockett, produced two daughters and a son. He later wed Harriette Chambliss.
He worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor under the administration of Franklin D Roosevelt.
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