US Senior Judge Horace Ward retires after a historic career

His UGA challenge in 1950s paved the way for desegregation of Georgia's colleges

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His place in history assured, U.S. District Senior Judge Horace Ward has retired from the Northern District of Georgia bench - where he has sat since 1979, when he became the first African-American appointed to a federal judgeship in Georgia. Horace Ward, center, shakes hands with A.T. Walden, left, and Donald Hollowell at the Georgia Capitol in 1964.

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