|Admission Details||1964, Arizona|
|Education||University of Arizona, B.A.; University of Arizona, J.D.|
|Birth Information||Freeport, Illinois, August 26, 1936|
|Associations & Memberships||Pima County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. Life Member of the NAACP. Member of the Board of Directors of the Tucson Airport Authority|
|Additional Bio Details||Rubin Salter, Jr. was born in 1936 to Rubin, Sr. and Mattie Oliver Salter in the county of Newton (town of Hickory) Mississippi. He was the oldest of three children. Rubin came to Tucson in 1952 to attend the University of Arizona. He selected the UA because he wanted to attend a university that was not segregated. He graduated in 1956 with a B.S. in Political Science. After serving in the military for several years, he returned to Tucson to enter the UA College of Law, graduating in 1964. |
In 1976 he was approached by former NAACP president Grover Banks to act as lead attorney on the largest school segregation case in the history of Arizona. The results of this legal action brought many changes to Tucson-area schools including a better ethnic mix of faculty and students in all schools, greater cultural awareness for teachers and students, and new, innovative programs to encourage diversity.
Rubin Salter has received many honors and awards. In 1968 and 1978 he was honored as Man of the Year; in 1979, he received the Urban League's Citizen of the Year Award; and in 1981, the Arizona Education Association honored him with their Humanitarian Award of the Year. Rubin was also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1961, and was admitted to practice before the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court in 1968. He is the Current Chairman of the Tucson Airport Authority.