The Hon. Joseph D. Roulhac, G’40, L’48, of Akron,
Ohio, died on March 5. Mr. Roulhac was the first black judge in Akron,
serving on the Municipal Court for two decades. He established a
private practice when he moved from Cleveland to Akron, in 1948. In
1957 he became the first black assistant prosecutor of Summit County.
Ten years later, Mr. Roulhac was appointed to the Akron Municipal
Court. He was elected to successive terms before retiring in 1987. He
loved to fish, sing in his church choir and golf. Stillman College, which
he attended when it was still a high school, named a resident hall after
him. He is survived by his wife, Frances; a brother, Edgar, and sister,
Ruth Roulhac Best; and grandson Sean.