Death of John Doar

December 3, 1921 - November 11, 2014
New York, New York | Age 92

Ex-civil rights lawyer dies at 92
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ERIC TUCKER, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Doar, a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s who was at the center of key battles to protect the rights of black voters and integrate universities in the South, died Tuesday at age 92.

The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Burke Doar.

Doar was a Justice Department civil rights lawyer from 1960 to 1967, serving in the final months of the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower...

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