NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven officials have dedicated the library media center at Wilbur Cross High School in honor of retired state Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr.

Harper grew up in New Haven and graduated from Wilbur Cross in 1961. He said at a ceremony Thursday that he was grateful and humbled by his alma mater’s honor.

Harper retired from the Supreme Court late last year after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges, but continues to work as a judge trial referee. He was nominated for the high court in 2011 by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after serving on the Appellate Court for six years. He became a Superior Court judge in 1997.

New Haven Schools Superintendent Reginald Mayo calls Harper a role model for the city’s young people.


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