January 28, 1919 is the Birthday of Theodore McMillian

January 28, 1919, is the birthdate of Theodore McMillian. In 1956, Governor Phil M. Donnelly appointed McMillian as the first African-American judge in Missouri. He had a very distinguished career as a judge and as an educator. Died January 18, 2006.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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