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Justice Harry C. Martin was born in Caldwell County, N.C., in January of 1920. He attended UNC for undergraduate and then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1948. He was a superior court judge before being appointed by Governor Jim Hunt to the N.C. Court of Appeals in 1978. Governor Hunt subsequently appointed Martin to the N.C. Supreme Court, where Martin served until 1992.  In this interview Justice Martin shares memories of his young life and offers his thoughts on the legal profession and judicial system. Other topics include his early friendship with Terry Sanford; his time at the University of Virginia, where he earned an L.L.M.; notable cases over his judicial career (giving the Corrum, Coleman, DiDanto, and Meiselman v. Meiselman [307 S.E.2d 551, 309 N.C. 279 (1983)] cases as examples); and the state of legal practice in North Carolina.

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