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Daily Court Reporter - News Robert Duncan, first black justice on the Ohio Supreme Court dies at 85


Robert Duncan, first black justice on the Ohio Supreme Court dies at 85

Robert Morton Duncan, a pioneering Ohio jurist who was the first African American to ever serve on the Ohio Supreme Court and who decided the Columbus schools’ historic desegregation cases, died on Friday. He was 85.

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Date Published: November 9, 2012



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