Friday, April 7, 2017

Trailblazers in Black History: James Benton Parsons

James Benton Parsons was an American attorney who in 1961 became the first African-American to serve as a United States federal judge in US District Court, being appointed to United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He served as chief judge from 1975 to 1981, assuming senior status in August 1981, and serving until his death in office.

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