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Borough President Declares November 6 “Joseph Crea Day” in Brooklyn


The office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has declared Nov. 6, 2019, “Professor Emeritus Joseph Crea Day in Brooklyn, U.S.A.” A presentation of the proclamation was made at a memorial celebration of Crea’s life and legacy at the Law School.

Crea, a member of the Class of 1947, died August 2 at age 104. He taught at the Law School for more than 60 years.

“[O]n behalf of all Brooklynites...I pay homage to the legacy of Professor Emeritus, Joseph Crea; and I thank everyone present for all that they have done to help our communities move forward as One Brooklyn,” wrote Adams in the Proclamation.

Read more about Crea’s life and impact on the Law School.

View photos and video of the event.

Gifts in Crea’s memory can be made to The Regina and Joseph Crea ’47 Memorial Scholarship Fund.