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Judge Marion Humphrey to be third speaker in Leadership Development series

Jan. 9, 2007--The Honorable Marion Humphrey, circuit judge for the Sixth Judicial District, Pulaski and Perry counties, will be the third featured speaker in ASU’s Leadership Development series.

Judge Humphrey’s speech, “Remember! Act! Celebrate! The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” will be held in the Student Union Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, as part of ASU’s  three-day celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.

The Leadership Development series is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Judge Humphrey is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, a master of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Elected to the position of circuit judge in 1992, Humphrey served as a Little Rock municipal judge from 1989-1992. Prior to 1989, he was in private practice in Little Rock and Pine Bluff. He has also served as a Little Rock assistant city attorney, an Arkansas assistant attorney general, the state director for prison fellowship, and the associate minister of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Roxbury, Mass.

He worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for the Pine Bluff Commercial. He was a research assistant in the office of former congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and an intern for former senator J. William Fulbright.

Judge Humphrey is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the Pulaski County Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the W. Harold Flowers Law Society.  He serves on the board of Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock and on the board of Johnson C. Smith Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. He was formerly a member of the board of directors of Lyon College and is currently a member of Lyon’s advisory board. Humphrey is also affiliated with the Christian Ministerial Alliance and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He currently serves as chaplain of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association.



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