George W Crockett Jr. (Politician)

George William Crockett Jr. was an African-American attorney, jurist, and congressman from the U.S. state of Michigan. He also served as a national vice-president of the National Lawyers Guild and co-founded what is believed to be the first racially integrated law firm in the United States.

Born: August 10, 1909, Jacksonville, Florida
Died: September 7, 1997, Washington, D.C.
Political party: Democrat
Spouse(s): Ethelene Jones Crockett, Harriette Chambliss
Alma mater: Morehouse College, University of Michigan Law School
Religion: Baptist

About George W Crockett Jr.

Distinguished African-American lawyer, politician, and judge. From 1980-1991, he represented the 13th District of Michigan in the United States Congress.

Before Fame

After graduating from Morehouse College in Georgia, he attended law school at the University of Michigan.


From 1965-1978, he served as a judge in Detroit, Michigan.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Ethelene Jones Crockett, produced two daughters and a son. He later wed Harriette Chambliss.


He worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor under the administration of Franklin D Roosevelt.

Information related to George Crockett Jr.

  • African-American people in Michigan politics
  • African-American members of the United States House of Representatives
  • Morehouse College alumni
  • American civil rights lawyers
  • Politicians from Detroit
  • Members of the United States House of Representatives from Michigan
  • African-American judges
  • Michigan Democrats

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