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Judge Frank Snepp, Jr., born in Memphis, Tenn, attended college at Columbia University in New York. In this interview he begins by explaining how he left Columbia Law School after his first year when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in June 1941. He was soon transferred to the U.S. Marine Corps, ultimately reaching rank of captain, and served two years in the Pacific during World War II. He earned his law degree from Duke Law School in 1948 and practiced in Charlotte until 1967 when he was appointed to a superior court judgeship, a position he held for twenty-two years. Other topics discussed include his childhood in during the Great Depression, thoughts about the state of modern legal practice, and the differences between practicing law and serving on the bench.

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