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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson honored late pioneering Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr.

CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA S. WILSON HONORS LATE PIONEERING JUDGE WILKIE D. FERGUSON, JR. AT STREET DEDICATION CEREMONY — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) (l), with family members, commemorated the 75th birthday of the late Federal Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr., during an official street dedication ceremony on May 30, 2013, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. The ceremony will be followed by the unveiling of the Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Boulevard street sign at Northwest 32nd Avenue. Congresswoman Wilson was joined at the ceremony by Judge Ferguson’s family and friends, and elected officials, who will be led by the Carol City High School Marching Band to the unveiling. The portion of Northwest 199th Street from 27th Avenue to 47th Avenue was named in honor of Judge Ferguson by the Florida Legislature. Judge Ferguson was the first Black judge to serve on the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida (Dade County Circuit Court) and the Florida Third District Court of Appeals. He was nominated to the United States District Court for the South District of Florida, in 1993. “Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. was a man of honesty, integrity, wisdom and com-passion,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “He believed that the law should work for everyone, regardless of background, and I am honored to pay tribute to Judge Ferguson for his commitment and contributions to our country.”

 

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