Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Judge Horace T Ward of La Grange, GA Dies age 88

The Honorable Judge Horace T. Ward passes away at the age of 88.  Judge ward was a Lawyer then became a State Senator and then appointed by Former President Jimmy Carter elected Horace T. Ward to Federal District Judge in Atlanta working in the Richard B. Russell Building in Atlanta, GA. The Judge has had his hands in a lot from segregation at the UGA (University of Georgia) where he wanted to attend their Law School but was denied because of the color of his skin so he decided on Northwestern University in Illinois, after returning south because he was from La Grange, GA he then went to the Law Firm of Donald L. Hollowell (I'm sure you all have heard of that Highway if you are from Atlanta, GA).  In the year 2014 the College that denied him issued him a honorary Law Degree. The services were held yesterday here in Atlanta at the  King Chapel at Morehouse College. In attendance was Judge Glenda Hatchett, Andrew Young, Judge Cooper and Federal, State and County Judges that were not in court, and many more attended the services. 

Horace T. Ward, federal judge and civil rights lawyer, dies at 88
Judge Ward getting sworn in PC/AJC

PC/Latoya Daniels

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