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Judge Raymond Pace Alexander

@ Temple University

Mosley, John W


Judge Raymond Pace Alexander (standing) (1898-1974), born in Philadelphia became the first African American to graduate from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (1920). His wife, Sadie Tanner Mossell was the first black woman to earn a law degree from UPenn and also the first African-American woman to earn a PhD in economics. President of National Bar Association from 1933 to 1935. On Philadelphia City Council from 1951 to 1958. First Black judge on the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia (1959). In 1948 , in a case known as the Trenton Six case, he worked with attorney Thurgood Marshall to successfully appeal false accusations of blacks killing a white shopkeeper. He also served as a legal advisor for the Brown vs. Board of Education case. In January 1960 he was named by Ebony magazine as one of the hundred most famous black leaders.

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