Horace Ward, American judge, Died at 88

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Horace Taliaferro Ward was born on July 29, 1927, and died on April 23, 2016.

He was an American judge.

He was recognized for his efforts to challenge the racially discriminatory practices at the University of Georgia School of Law and was the first African-American to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Horace Ward received an Artium Baccalaureus from Morehouse College in 1949.

Horace received a Master of Arts from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) in 1950.

In 1959, Horace Ward received a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.

The judge was an Instructor, Arkansas AM&N College (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff) from 1950 to 1951.

Horace Ward was an Instructor, Alabama State College from 1951 to 1953.

From 1953 to 1955, Ward was in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Corporal.

Horace Ward was an Instructor, Alabama State College from 1955 to 1956.

From 1959 to 1960, Ward was a Claims authorizer, United States Social Security Administration, Chicago, Illinois, .

Between 1960 to 1974, he was in private practice of law in Atlanta, Georgia.

Horace Ward was a deputy city attorney of Atlanta, Georgia from 1969 to 1970.

Ward was an assistant county attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, from 1970 to 1974. He was a Member, Georgia State Senate from 1965 to 1974.

Horace was a Judge to the Civil Court of Fulton County, Georgia from 1974 to 1977.

From 1977 to 1979, Ward was a judge in the Superior Court of Georgia.

He served as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Horace Ward passed away at 88 yrs old.

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