Greetings from Chapter President The Honorable Marc Whiten
As President of the Claude B. Govan Tri-State Chapter of TAI, I lead a membership inclusive of Original Tuskegee Airmen, family members and interested persons committed to preserving the history and legacy of the Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen story should serve to inform future generations of how they perservered not only in battle but also overcame challenges at home by living lives of dignity even in the face of indignity. We should be inspired by the Airmen's Double Victory over Nazism abroad, and racism at home. Our organization welcomes all who share an interest in joining us in our most worthy mission.
Hon. Marc J. Whiten was appointed as a Judge in 2007 by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. He presides in New York City Criminal Court in Bronx County as an Acting Supreme Court Justice and Deputy Supervising Justice of the Criminal Court. Judge Whiten graduated from New York Law School in 1984 and Carroll College (Wisconsin) in 1977. His legal career includes service as an Assistant District Attorney and Supervisor in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, an associate in the firm of Bower and Gardner, and a partner in the firm of Armienti DeBellis & Whiten. Judge Whiten is also a graduate of Julia Richman High School (New York) and Eleanor Roosevelt Junior High School (New York). He is admitted to practice law in New York State, United States Federal Court (Southern and Eastern Districts), as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is the son of a Tuskegee Airman and a Heritage member of the Tri-State Claude B. Govan Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. He resides in Bronx County with his wife and daughter.