Record: Legal Oral History Project: Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., March 25, 1999.
Legal Oral History Project: Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., March 25, 1999.
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Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix, Jr. (July 13, 1928 - August 16, 2003) served as the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1984 to 1996. Nix was the first African American Chief Justice of any states highest court, and the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Pennsylvania.He served as a justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for 24 years, 12 of which were as chief justice, and was a prominent figure in Pennsylvania law and public service for more than three decades. Nix was a 1946 graduate of Central High School,[ a 1950 graduate and valedictorian of Villanova University, and a second-generation graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
- Nix, Robert N.C.