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Columbus Remembers Federal Judge Robert M. Duncan

A native of Urbana, Ohio, Robert M. Duncan was the first African- American elected to the Franklin County Municipal Court and the Ohio Supreme Court.
November 9, 2012

Civic leaders, friends, and acquaintances turned out Friday afternoon to remember former federal district court judge Robert M. Duncan. Judge Duncan died earlier this month at age 85. He served the city and state’s legal community for five decades and is remembered for his 1977 landmark decision ordering the desegregation of Columbus City Schools.