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McTeer joins McDaniel board

Victor McTeerVictor McTeer, a retired trial lawyer and one of the first African-American graduates of McDaniel College, has been named to the school’s Board of Trustees.

A native of Baltimore, McTeer became a prominent civil rights lawyer in Mississippi after graduating from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel) and the Rutgers School of Law.

At age 25, he was the first black Mississippi lawyer since the Reconstruction period to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which he won.

Now living in Key West, Fla., McTeer maintains a home in Greenville, Miss.