PantherCam - Honoring Judge Richard E. Fields

Sep 02, 2022
A Charleston municipal courtroom now bears the name of the HonorableRichard E. Fields. Fields served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Claflin University and is currently Trustee Emeritus. In 1949, Fields became the first Black attorney to run a law office in Charleston since Reconstruction. In 1969, he became the city’s first Black municipal judge, a position he held until becoming a Family Court judge in 1975. In 1980, he was elected a circuit court judge and served until his retirement from the bench in 1992. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and other political officials held the dedication ceremony honoring retired Judge Fields on August 25, 2022. Fields, who will turn 103 years old on October 1, attended the ceremony via Zoom. [Pictures provided by The Post and Courier]

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