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Wayne County Commission honors late Judge Damon J. Keith

Wayne County Commissioners observed a moment of silence during their May 2 meeting for the late Damon J. Keith, senior judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, who passed away April 28 at age 96.

In a memorial resolution, the commission praised Judge Keith as an "outstanding jurist, a giant in the struggle for equality and a mentor to generations of Michigan civic leaders."

Judge Keith was also remembered for serving on the Wayne County Board of Supervisors, predecessor to the current county commission, from 1958-63.