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Leon Miller

Leon P. Miller of McDowell County became the first African-American judge elected to office in West Virginia on November 5, 1968.

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Leon Miller Becomes First African-American Judge in State
"Miller Elected Criminal Judge"
"Vote For Judge Still Unknown"
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