A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr
1928 - 1998

A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.  American


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A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. passed away on 14th Dec 1998 aged 70.


A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. is a member of the following lists: 20th-century lawyers, People from Ewing Township, New Jersey and African-American judges.


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First Name A.
Middle Name Leon
Last Name Higginbotham
Age 70 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th February, 1928
Birthplace Ewing, New Jersey
Died 14th December, 1998
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality American

Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr. (February 25, 1928 – December 14, 1998) was a prominent African-American civil rights advocate, author, and federal appeals court judge. Higginbotham was the seventh African-American Article III judge appointed in the United States, and the first African-American judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He served as Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals from 1990 to 1991. He used the name "Leon" informally.

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