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The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Buttons, Badges, Novelties and Signs Newark N.J. Union bug

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John Johnston Parker was born November 20, 1885, in Monroe, North Carolina. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1907 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The following year, he received his law degree at the university’s law school. He practiced privately from 1908 to 1922. In these years, he was also a candidate for the House of Representatives, Attorney General, and the Supreme Court. He was unsuccessful in gaining said positions. In 1920, his career included a run for governor in the state of North Carolina. He lost to his Democratic opponent. John Parker served as a judge and chief judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from the years 1925-1958. During his time as a judge, he was selected as an alternate judge for the Nuremberg trials of the Nazi war criminals.


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