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The likely recipient is Chief Justice Chester C. Cole, of the Iowa Supreme Court. Judge Richman discusses his 1868 ruling in Clark v. Board of Directors, 24 Iowa 266 (1868) that ordered the admission of an African American schoolgirl to an all-white public school in Muscatine, Iowa. The suit was brought by Alexander Clark Sr. on behalf of his 12-year-old daughter Susan. Alexander Clark, Sr., was a successful busnessman and community leader. Judge Richman's decision in this case effectively desegregated Iowa's public schools.
Richman, J. Scott, "Letter from J. Scott Richman, Muscatine, Iowa, to Judge [unidentified], dated January 21/68." (1868). American Trials. 11.