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Damon Keith Wiki

Civil rights icon Judge Damon Keith has passed away at the age of 96. Keith died in his home in Detroit, Michigan, at about 6:40 a.m. on April 28 surrounded by family, according to the Detroit Free Press. Keith, the grandson of slaves, was born on July 4 in 1922 and grew up in Detroit. “Judge Keith was one of the most influential Federal jurists of the 20th and 21st centuries,” said Judge Eric Clay in a statement. “His rulings in over 52 years on the bench had a profound impact on American life. His decisions ranged from prohibiting the Nixon Administration from warrantless wiretapping in national security cases, to the integration of the Detroit Police Department and the Pontiac Public Schools.”


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He was known for his record on civil rights, especially for his rulings on desegregation, privacy rights, and the rights of detainees. During the Nixon administration, Keith ruled that the government could not wiretap individuals without a warrant. Decades later, Keith said that George W. Bush couldn’t carry out secret deportation hearings of terrorism suspects.

Damon Keith Age

Damon J. Keith was born on July 4, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He died on April 28, 2019 aged 96.

Damon Keith Wife – Damon Keith Family

Keith married his wife Rachel Boone in 1953. They had three daughters. Rachel died on January 4, 2007.


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Damon Keith Children

Damon Keith and wife Rachel Boone had three children, Gilda Keith, Debbie Keith, and Cecile Keith-Brown.

Damon Keith Education

Judge Keith was a graduate of West Viriginia State College (B.A. 1943), Howard University Law School (J.D. 1949), where he was elected Chief Justice of the Court of Peers, and Wayne State University Law School (LL.M. 1956).

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Damon Keith Death Cause/Obituary

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Judge Damon J. Keith died on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at his home in Detroit surrounded by family. His death was confirmed by his daughter, Debbie Keith. He was 96.


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In a statement to the Detroit Free Press, U.S. Six Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Eric L. Clay said “Judge Keith was one of the most influential Federal jurists of the 20th and 21st centuries… his rulings in over 52 years on the bench had a profound impact on American life. His decisions ranged from prohibiting the Nixon Administration from warrantless wiretapping in national security cases to the integration of the Detroit Police Department and the Pontiac Public Schools.”

Damon Keith Cause of Death

Judge Damon J. Keith’s cause of death was not revealed.

Damon Keith Net Worth

This information is being updated.

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10 Facts You Need to Know

  1. The Nixon Administration Sued Him Over His Ruling on Wiretapping
  2.  He Was a Detroit Native & His Father Was a Factory Worker for Ford
  3.  His Wife, Rachel Boone, Was a Pioneering Doctor & the Couple Had Three Daughters
  4. He Ordered the Detroit Police Department to Integrate
  5. Keith Never Retired & Was Still Hearing Cases at the Age of 96
  6. Keith served more than 50 years in the federal courts
  7. Keith revisited the civil liberties theme roughly 30 years later in an opinion
  8. His decisions from the bench prevented the federal government from infringing on individual liberties and helped to battle systemic racism in corporations, municipalities, and schools
  9.  In 1970, he ordered a bus policy and new boundaries in the Pontiac, Michigan, school district to break up racial segregation
  10. Damon Keith was the youngest of six children. His father, Perry Keith, was originally from Georgia but moved to Detroit to work for the Ford Motor Company

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