James Minor, who has practiced law in Oxford for decades and was an Ole Miss law graduate from 1972, died this morning at age 64.
If not the first, he was one of the first African-American professors hired at the Ole Miss law school on a tenure track. In 1983, he co-published a book on health care reimbursement.
Jackson lawyer Charles Griffin remembers him well as a supportive mentor when Charles was at the Ole Miss law school in the 80s. Charles said to me, “I believe he was committed to making sure that minorties had greater opportunities at the law school and he worked to make that happen. I give my condolences to the family.”
I have known him for decades as a friendly and professional member of the local bar (I think he taught right after I was graduated) and was sad to get this news. More details later.