Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WAde Hampton McCree, Jr. (July 3, 1920 August 30, 1987) was an American attorney, judge, public official and law professor. HE was the first African American appointed to the U.S. COurt of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the second African American Solicitor General in the history of the United States. HE joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School after leaving government service in 1981, and taught there until the time of his death.MCCree was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Wade Hampton McCree Sr., a graduate of Fisk University who had worked worked his way though college as a butler and who became the first African-American pharmacist and pharmacy owner in Iowa. MCCree senior was later employed as first African-American narcotics inspector for the Food and Drug Administration.MCCree grew up mainly in Boston, and attended the prestigious Boston Latin School.