Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Ohio Supreme Court, OSU To Honor First Black Justice
The first black justice to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court will be remembered during a memorial service on the campus of his alma mater, Ohio State University.
The court says the service for former Justice Robert M. Duncan will be Friday afternoon at the Fawcett Center in Columbus. The mistress of ceremonies will be Justice Yvette McGee Brown, who says Duncan inspired her and many others.
Duncan died last week at age 85.
He was appointed to the high court in 1969 and served until 1971, when President Richard Nixon appointed him to the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. In 1974, Duncan was appointed to the federal court in Columbus, where he decided the city’s historic schools’ desegregation cases.
Duncan is survived by his wife and their three children.