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Harry F. Lofton

Harry F. Lofton was the first African American in the Massachusetts Probation Service. Appointed in 1946, he began his career as a probation
officer and retired in 1974 as the First Assistant Chief Probation Officer of the Roxbury District Court. In addition to his public service in this
capacity, he served as a colonel in the United States Army.



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