James B. McMillan papers, 1960s-1980s.
Creator: McMillan, James B., 1916-
Collection number: 4676
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Abstract: James Bryan McMillan was raised in a small farming community in Robeson County, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina and received a law degree from Harvard University. In 1968, he was appointed U.S. district judge by Lyndon B. Johnson. Based in Charlotte, N.C., McMillan handled cases on a wide variety of subjects, including nuclear reactors, prison standards, housing, noise pollution, annexation, and public and private racial, sex, and age discrimination. Administrative files, case memoranda, trial notes, orders filed, speeches, court calendars, and other materials chiefly relating to McMillan’s tenure as U.S. district court judge. Included are files relating to Swann vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1969), which established busing as a national tool for school integration.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Personal papers of the former federal district judge, including files pertaining to Swann v. Charlotte- Mecklenburg Board of Education (1969), which established busing as a national tool for school integration (See Series 1).