In 1930, James S. Watson, Class of 1913, became one of the first two elected black judges in New York City. In 1943, he became the first black attorney nominated to the American Bar Association since 1912. His daughter Barbara Watson graduated from New York Law School in 1962 and went on to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia and as the first female Assistant Secretary of State.
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