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Name:    Vaughn, George
Category:  African-American Experience, Politics and Government
Born/Started:    1882
Died/Ended:    1950
Description:    George Vaughn, the son of a Kentucky slave, was the first president of the Mound City Bar Association. For a time, he served as assistant attorney general of Missouri. In 1945, he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. His successful litigation before the Supreme Court ended the use of racially restrictive covenants as a legal consideration in the sale of housing.

Vaughn also served on the executive committee of the St. Louis NAACP, was a delegate to the 1948 Democratic National Convention, and was a justice of the peace in St. Louis. In 1957, the George L. Vaughn Public Housing Project was named in his honor.



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