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Ben O. Bridgers was born in 1939 and raised in western North Carolina. He voluntarily joined military service in 1963 and served in the U.S. Air Force. Afterward, he attended UNC School of Law. Bridgers discusses his work representing the Cherokee tribe of North Carolina in various legal proceedings along with other various areas of legal practice. He notes his participation in an important case involving gambling establishments on tribal grounds that laid the groundwork for casinos in western North Carolina. He concludes by reflecting on the role of religion and spirituality in his life.

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