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

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Personal name headingMcCree, Wade H. (Wade Hampton), 1920-1987
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19200703
Death date19870830
Place of birthDes Moines (Iowa)
Place of deathDetroit (Mich.)
AffiliationFisk University Harvard Law School United States. District Court (Michigan : Eastern District) United States. Court of Appeals (6th Circuit) United States. Solicitor General Wayne State University. Law School
Profession or occupationLawyers Educators Judges
Found inNUCMC data from Wayne State Univ., Archives of Labor Hist. & Urban Affairs for NAACP, Detroit Br. Records, 1943, 1960-66 (Wade McCree)
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)
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)
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)