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Jack Greenberg

Jack Greenberg (1924– )
Lawyer
Columbia College 1945, Law 1948, LLD 1984 (hon.)
Faculty 1970–93, 1996–present

Argued as one of the lawyers in Brown v. Board of Education at age 27; succeeded Thurgood Marshall as director of NAACP Legal Defense Fund and argued 40 additional civil rights cases in Supreme Court of the United States. Received LLD from Columbia and others; Presidential Citizens Medal. See autobiography, Crusaders in the Courts, and Who's Who and law school Web site.

Submitted by Deborah Greenberg, School of Law 1957, who is solely responsible for the content.


He has fought for civil rights since the 1940s. Hey Mom! Wasn't he 28 when he argued Brown?

Submitted by William Cole (Greenberg), Columbia College 1984, who is solely responsible for the content.

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