Remembering Judge Jones

Judge Nathaniel Jones passed away on Sunday, January 26, at age 93. Judge Jones selected the Robert S. Marx Law Library as the repository for his personal and professional papers and other historical materials. This donated, personal collection of papers document his impressive legal career and contributions to pursuing justice and equality on a global scale. Items in the collection include the Nomination Reference and Report used by the Committee on the Judiciary for Judge Jones’ nomination to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, materials commemorating his appointment to the United States bench on the 25th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, pieces detailing his support of democracy in the South African movement of the late nineteen seventies and early eighties; as well as speeches, photographs and various other items. You can find out more about the Papers of Judge Nathanial R. Jones and other collections by visiting the website of the Robert S. Marx Law Library Archives.

Below are links to some of the news coverage and some of the touching tributes to this great leader. We were lucky to have him. He will be sorely missed.

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