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Morgan Named President of Indiana State Bar Association


Roderick Morgan was named president of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) for the 2009-10 term at the association’s annual meeting on November 6 in Indianapolis. He succeeds R. William Jonas Jr., who will now serve as the immediate past president of the ISBA’s 23-member board.

Morgan, who will serve as the first-ever African American president of the State Bar, is a partner in the law firm of Bingham McHale where he leads the firm’s diversified business solutions team and is a member of the business services advisory department and the governmental services department.

“Although I am the first African American president of the state bar, I certainly hope it doesn’t mean that I’m the last,” Morgan said. “Our efforts toward inclusiveness and diversity are essential to our growth. I look forward to leading the organization over the next year and increasing participation in the association.”

Morgan is a retired Army Judge Advocate General, and served as an associate professor of law and legal advisor to political and military leaders. Morgan also served as chair of the board of trustees at Vincennes University and is a past president of the Indianapolis Black Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as a chairman of the board for the Partnership of Affordable Housing, is a member of the board of directors for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and is affiliated with the board of directors for the Warren Arts and Education Foundation.

Morgan is a fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation and an active member of the ISBA. He received his Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1970 and his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978.

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