“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Richmond in St. Croix County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

John Doar


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Photographed By City of New Richmond, March 30, 2020
1. John Doar Marker
Inscription.  John Doar was born December 3, 1921, in Minneapolis and grew up in New Richmond, Wisconsin. He graduated from Princeton University and received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. John returned to New Richmond in 1950 to practice law with his father, William Thomas Doar Sr., older brother William Thomas Doar Jr. (Tom), and cousin Warren P. Knowles Jr. In 1960, John moved to Washington, DC, to serve in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Justice Department. In his seven years with the division, John prosecuted several high-profile cases, such as the “Mississippi Burning” trial, and personally escorted James Meredith as he arrived at the University of Mississippi as its first black student. His efforts laid the groundwork for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

After leaving the Civil Rights Division in 1967, John moved to New York where he led anti-poverty efforts in Brooklyn and served on the New York City Board of Education. In 1973, John served as Special Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment inquiry into the conduct of
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President Richard Nixon. Following President Nixon’s resignation from office, John practiced private law for more than three decades. John was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012 for his service to his country. John Doar died on November 11, 2014. Thanks to the generosity of the W.T. Doar Jr. and Patricia L. Doar Trust, the John Doar History Trail was opened on August 26, 2017, in New Richmond at the conclusion of a three-day series of events held to celebrate John and the community that he loved.
Erected 2018 by City of New Richmond. (Marker Number 577.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 26, 2017.
Location. 45° 7.359′ N, 92° 32.333′ W. Marker is in New Richmond, Wisconsin, in St. Croix County. Marker is at the intersection of West 1st Street and Minnesota Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 1st Street. "John Doar History Trail, south side of dam". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Richmond WI 54017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Childhood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Right to Vote (within
John Doar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Fitzie Heimdahl, March 30, 2020
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shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights Struggle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil Rights Workers (about 400 feet away); Nixon Impeachment (about 500 feet away); Medal of Freedom (about 500 feet away); Paperjack Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Richmond.
John Doar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Fitzie Heimdahl, March 30, 2020
3. John Doar Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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