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Alton R. Waldon Jr. (far right), class of 1973, was elected as a Congressman for New York’s 6th district in 1986, and served as a member of the New York State Senate from 1991-2000. He was appointed to the New York State Court of Claims where he served from 2000 until his retirement in 2006.

Justice Clare Henry (third from left), class of 1979, has been a High Court Judge for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court since 2004.

While attending NYLS, Justice Henry and Judge Waldon were both recipients of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship, established by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association in 1966 to assist minority students. Judge Waldon, who received the award in 1970, participated in the 1978 ceremony (pictured above) where Justice Henry received her award.