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Nathaniel Jones, a former federal judge who served for more than two decades on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati and previously served as general counsel for the NAACP, died Jan. 26 at his home in Cincinnati. He was 93.

The cause was congestive heart failure, his daughter Stephanie Jones told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

In 1979, then-President Jimmy Carter appointed Mr. Jones to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, where he served until his retirement in 2002. Had served as the chief lawyer for the NAACP from 1969 until his appointment to the federal appeals court.

For more, please visit Washington Post’s write-up about the incredible man.


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