The Judges of the United States District Court and the extended Court
family will gather on September 24, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. to honor the
memory of the Honorable Reginald C. Lindsay, who passed away
on March 12, 2009. Judge Lindsay's portrait will
be presented to the Court during the ceremony.
Judge Lindsay was born in 1945, in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from
Morehouse College in 1967 and from the Harvard Law School in 1970. He was a
partner at the law firm of Hill & Barlow from 1986 to 1993 and served as a
Commissioner of Public Utilities in Massachusetts from 1975-1977. In 1993,
President Bill Clinton appointed Reginald Lindsay to the United States District
Court as the successor to David S. Nelson, who was the first African-American
judge in this district.
At the time of Judge Lindsay’s death, Chief Judge Wolf said, "Judge
Lindsay proved again that a great judge must be a great man. His journey from
being an African-American youth in segregated Alabama to becoming a federal
judge in Boston has been compelling evidence of the enduring integrity of our
nation's promise of equal opportunity for all. Reg Lindsay's distinguished work
as a judge made a unique contribution to our nation's commitment to guaranteeing
Equal Justice Under Law. Judge Lindsay's influence as an inspiring role model
and mentor for disadvantaged youth assures that he will have a vibrant, living
Judge Lindsay was also one of the founders of the Court's David S. Nelson
Fellowship for City of Boston high school students.
The speakers at tomorrow's memorial are: Judge Patti B. Saris, Governor Deval
L. Patrick, Michael S. Greco, Esq., Maura T. Healey, Esq., Sozi Pedro Tulante,
Esq., Ms. Marie Losco, Rev. Gregory G. Groover, Sr., Jermaine Kidd, Esq. and
Jeffrey M. Cohen, Esq.
The ceremony will be held in the En Banc Courtroom on the Seventh Floor of
the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse.
Contact: Sarah Allison Thornton
Clerk of the Court
Court, District of Massachusetts