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Judge Morrison, Dauphin County's first and only black judge, dies at 82

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Dauphin County's first and only black judge has died.

Judge Clarence Morrison spent 20 years on the Dauphin County bench. He eventually became president judge before stepping down, as required by law, when he turned 70 in 2000.

In 1980, Morrison was the first black judge for Dauphin County -- and the entire midstate. He is often credited with breaking down barriers. He was humble by such praise.

In 2000, Morrison told abc27, "[Others] just didn't have the opportunity. I don't think that makes me Superman. It's something about the society that we live in, You know, that it didn't happen before."

Morrison was 82 years old.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 212 North Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109. The viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Morrison will be buried at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Monday, December 3, 2012.

 

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