The Atlanta City Hall is renaming its council chambers after retired Superior Court Judge Marvin S. Arrington Sr., the council announced.
The council passed a resolution in February to change the name of the current chambers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
Arrington, 78, was elected to the Atlanta Board of Alderman (now called the Atlanta City Council) in 1969 and served as president for 17 years.
In 2002, former Governor Roy Barnes appointed Arrington to the Fulton County Superior Court, where he served until is retirement in 2012. Arrington made national headlines in 2008 when he ordered white people out of his courtroom and spoke to a few African-American defendants.
Arrington’s accolades include the Georgia Bar Association’s highest community service award, the “Chief Justice Robert Benham Award,” and recognition as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite.” He has also been voted one Atlanta Magazine’s “Top 25 Lawyers.”
The renaming ceremony will be held 1 p.m. Monday.
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