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Lloyd Lionel Gaines
Birth: 1912
Death: unknown

Gaines, an African American, had been denied admission to the law school of the University of Missouri & he applied to state courts for an order to allow his admission on the grounds that refusal constituted a denial of his rights under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Missouri Supreme Courts upheld the university's decision to reject his application, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed this decision & maintained that the state of Missouri was obligated to provide equal facilities for Blacks. Gaines disappeared shortly after the decision was made, but his case had an major impact on segregation in the United States. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 

Cause of death: Death date unknown, but murder is suspected
 
Burial:
Saint Peter's Cemetery *
Normandy
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 29, Lot 217
*Memorial Site [?]
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22522
Lloyd Lionel Gaines
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
Lloyd Lionel Gaines
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Lloyd Lionel Gaines
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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- Amanda Jones
 Added: Apr. 27, 2015

- Donna B.
 Added: Apr. 12, 2015
Sir, you have my respect and it is deserved. You were a brave man and the USA needs more folks such as you.
- Old Coot
 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
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