R. Eugene Pincham
Politician, Deceased Person
1925 – 2008
Who was R. Eugene Pincham?
R. Eugene Pincham was a pioneering African American civil rights attorney, judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, justice of the Appellate Court of Illinois, and ardent critic of the U.S. criminal justice system. Known for his enrapturing oratory which drew on his own personal struggles and those of African Americans, and his tireless advocacy on behalf of those who could less speak for themselves, he was regarded by many in Illinois and particularly the African American community, as a political and legal icon, and held as a role model by both blacks and whites who came behind him.
A member of the American Civil Liberties Union and a lifetime member of the NAACP, the semi-retired Pincham lectured and instructed in trial and appellate techniques and advocacy. He received numerous awards for his professional and community service and activism.
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