Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

August 2, 2018

OMA&D Mourns Passing of Alumnus Donald D. Haley

The Honorable Donald D. Haley, a two-time University of Washington graduate who was a leader in Seattle’s African American and judicial communities, passed away on July 30, at the age of 85.

Judge Haley, originally from Roanoke, La., earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the UW before going on to graduate from the School of Law in 1958. He began his distinguished career by practicing law from 1968-82 and served on the King County Superior Court bench starting in 1983. Judge Haley was a member of many bar-related activities and committees, including serving as founder and president of the Loren Miller Bar Association.

Active in advancing civil rights and social justice, Judge Haley was a lifetime member and former president of the Seattle King County Branch of the NAACP.

Read more about Judge Haley in the Seattle Medium.