Milestones

DIED Former civil rights attorney Revius Ortique Jr. was a serial pioneer: the first African-American justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court, he was also the first black member of the Louisiana house of delegates; president of the National Bar Association, an organization of black attorneys; and chief judge on Louisiana's civil district court. Ortique, a New Orleans native, also served on commissions and boards at the pleasure of five U.S. Presidents. He was 84.

He designed costumes for renowned ballet choreographer George Balanchine for more than four decades, but it was Kermit Love's contribution to the Sesame Street cast that he...

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