Horace W. Gilmore Papers

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Correspondence, pamphlets, booklets, newsletters, clippings, reports, and notes collected by Mr. Gilmore, who has been active politically in Detroit and Michigan. In 1952 he was special assistant U.S. attorney for the Office of Price Stabilization under Philip A. Hart; from 1955-56 he served as deputy attorney general of Michigan; from 1956 to the present he has been a Wayne County Circuit Court judge; from 1965-68 he helped to organize the Detroit Citizens Committee for Equal Opportunity and led its Police-Community Subcommittee; since 1965, he has chaired the Michigan Committee for Revision of the Criminal Code; he has been a member of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice since 1967, leading the commission's Task Force on Administration of Justice. In 1969 he was elected a member of the Judicial Tenure Commission; from 1970-71 he headed the Round Table of Jews and Christians Institute of Police-Community Relations; and from 1971-72 he was president of NARCO (Narcotics Addiction Rehabilitation Coordinating Organization). Subjects include police training, criminal code revision, community relations, the 1967 Detroit riot and civil rights, and Detroit community projects. Major correspondents are Richard Emrich, Mildred Jeffrey, and G. Mennen Williams.

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