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John Howard Ferguson (June 10, 1838 – November 12, 1915) was an American lawyer and judge from Louisiana, most famous as the defendant in the Plessy v. Ferguson case. Ferguson was born the third and last child to Baptist parents ( John H. Ferguson & Sarah Davis Luce) on June 10, 1838 in Chilmark, ...

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Oct 5, 2017 ... Ferguson, John H. (Judge). Biography: A Massachusetts native, Louisiana judge John Howard Ferguson presided over Homer Adolph Plessy's trial for violating the Louisiana law prohibited integrated rail travel in the state. Ferguson upheld the law. Plessy took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court as Plessy ...

www.history.com/topics/black-history/plessy-v-ferguson

He was brought before Judge John H. Ferguson of the Criminal Court for New Orleans, who upheld the state law. The law was challenged in the Supreme Court on grounds that it conflicted with the 13th and 14th Amendments. By a 7-1 vote, the Court said that a state law that “implies merely a legal distinction” between the ...

www.britannica.com/biography/John-Howard-Ferguson

In Jim Crow law: Challenging the Separate Car Act …new judge in Desdunes's case, John Ferguson, dismissed the case. Read More. Jim Crow segregation. In Jim Crow law: Homer Plessy and Jim Crow …in criminal court before Judge John Howard Ferguson to answer charges of violating the Separate Car Act.

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Judge John H. Ferguson of the District Court of Orleans parish presided over Plessy's trial for the crime of having refused to leave the whites-only car, and Plessy was found guilty. Plessy's conviction was upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court, and Plessy appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court for an order forbidding ...

www.washingtonpost.com/politics/plessy-and-ferguson-descendants-of-a-divisive-supreme-court-decision-unite/2011/06/02/AGji3hJH_story.html

Jun 5, 2011 ... “If my mother had known, she certainly would have talked about it,” said Ferguson, who moved north and got the news years later when a man who had bought John Ferguson's house tracked her down. She returned to New Orleans from New York “after the storm” — Hurricane Katrina — first with a 17-foot ...

www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/163/537

John H. Ferguson, judge of the criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans, and setting forth in substance the following facts: That petitioner was a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Louisiana, of mixed descent, in the proportion of seven eighths Caucasian and one eighth African blood; that the  ...

www.nytimes.com/2008/07/12/washington/12ferguson.html

Jul 12, 2008 ... “The immigration cases, the Social Security cases,” Judge Reinhardt added. “He was concerned about people and about individual rights. He'd have a sense of outrage when he saw people unfairly treated by the justice system.” Warren John Ferguson was born in Eureka, Nev., on Oct. 31, 1920, and ...