Charles Ogletree dies

Charles J. Ogletree, a Harvard Law professor and civil rights scholar, and a strong supporter of reparations, died on August 4 in his home in Odenton, Maryland, from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 70.

After serving for eight years in the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, rising to the position of deputy director, Ogletree was appointed a lecturer at Harvard Law School in 1984.

 He was named a professor of law in 1993 and became the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law in 1998.