Horace Taliaferro Ward

Personal

Birthday: 
1927
Birthplace: 
LaGrange, GA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Instructor, Arkansas AM&N College, 1950-1951
Instructor, Alabama State College, 1951-1953, 1955-1956
U.S. Army corporal, 1953-1955
Claims authorizer, U.S. Social Security Administration, Chicago, Illinois, 1959-1960
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960-1974
Deputy city attorney, Atlanta, Georgia, 1969-1970
Assistant county attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, 1970-1974
State senator, Georgia, 1965-1974
Judge, Fulton County [Georgia] Civil Court, 1974-1977
Judge, Superior Court of Georgia, 1977-1979

Education

Name of School: 
Morehouse College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1949
Name of School - Second: 
Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University)
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1950
Name of School - Third: 

Northwestern University School of Law

At Northwestern Law we go beyond teaching the basics of legal reasoning to enable our students to make sound and ethical judgements, understand and improve the delivery of justice, and respond to the changing contexts in which law and legal institutions operate. Accordingly, the overarching goal of our curricular plan is to empower our graduates to adapt to and master the challenges of the changing world better than those of any other law school.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1959

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Court Name: 

Georgia Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/6/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/31/1993
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