Memphis Attorney Honored for Peace, Justice Efforts

Attorney Ruby R. Wharton received the Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Award for Peace and Justice during the Christian Brothers University baccalaureate ceremony. Wharton, who is married to Memphis mayor AC Wharton, is a graduate of Boston College Law School and has worked in Washington D.C. with the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, the Circuit, Chancery and Probate Courts of Shelby County and the federal court system. The Dozier Award was bestowed on Wharton for her commitment to justice for all and community activism. The Dozier Award for Peace and Justice is named for Bishop Carroll T. Dozier, the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and a leader in race relations, peace and justice. The Commercial Appeal has more.