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. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. 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". Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-16.