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Robert Morton Duncan, The First Black Ohio Supreme Court Justice Was A Member of Kappa Alpha Psi

Did you know that Robert Morton Duncan was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi? Duncan is a Spring 1946 initiate of the Zeta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at The Ohio State University.

Duncan was born on August 24, 1927, in Urbana, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1948. In 1952, he graduated from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law with a Juris Doctorate. Duncan was a member of the U.S. Army in Korea from 1952 until 1956. From 1971 to 1974, Duncan served on the United States Court of Military Appeals (now the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces).

Duncan was the first African-American to be elected to a judicial position in Franklin County, as well as the first to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court, the United States Court of Military Appeals, and the federal bench in Ohio.

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