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N.C. Bar Association Elects First Black President

Posted June 24, 2007 11:33 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Bar Association recently elected its first black president.

Raleigh attorney Charles Becton will assume the year-long post next June. He graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1969.

Becton served on the state Court of Appeals from 1981 to 1990 and was named North Carolina Appellate Judge of the Year in 1985.