PHOENIX — Frank X. Gordon Jr., a former Arizona Supreme Court chief justice who drew high marks for how he presided over the 1988 impeachment trial that resulted in the removal of Gov. Evan Mecham, has died.
Gordon died Monday, three days before his 91st birthday, the state high court said in an statement Thursday. It did not specify cause of death.
Mecham’s impeachment trial resulted in the first-term conservative Republican’s removal from office for misuse of public money and obstruction of justice.