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Roxana Cannon Arsht
Birth: 1915
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 2003
Newark
New Castle County
Delaware, USA

Judge Roxana Cannon Arsht was the first female judge in the history of Delaware. She made history when she was appointed by Governor Russell W. Peterson as a judge of the Family Court in 1971. At the age of 56, she was the first woman to hold a judicial position in Delaware. She retired from the bench in 1983 at which time she began a new career as a philanthropist. She was a founding member of the Cancer Care Connection and contributed to the development of the Academy of Lifelong Learning of the University of Delaware. The student building is named Arsht Hall. Judge Arsht was the recipient of numerous awards including the Trailblazer Award, the University of Delaware Medal of Distinction, the First State Distinguished Service Award, the Josiah Marvel Cup, and the annual award of recognition from the National Conference for Community and Justice. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women in 1986.  (bio by: Graveguy) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Solomon Samuel Arsht (1910 - 1999)*
 
 Children:
  Alison Arsht (1944 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Jewish Community Cemetery
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Graveguy
Record added: Oct 06, 2003
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