George Carroll (judge)

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Judge George D. Carroll

George Carroll (January 6, 1922 – January 14, 2016) was an American lawyer. He was an important civic figure in Contra Costa County, California and the city of Richmond.[1] He was born in Brooklyn, New York.[2]

He was the first black lawyer in Richmond, California. In 1961 Carroll became the first African American elected to the city council (1961–1964)[3] and later became the first black mayor of Richmond (1964–1965)[3] or any large American city.[1]

Carroll died in his sleep on January 14, 2015 in Richmond, California from respiratory failure at the age of 94.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Richmond courthouse named for retired judge George Carroll, Bay City News Service, 24-02-2009, access date 25-02-2009
  2. "Richmond Courthouse renamed for Judge Carroll". George Miller Website. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Richmond's Black History Corner, city of Richmond website, access date 25-02-2009
  4. Richmond’s first black mayor George Carroll dies at 94