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Judge Hamilton H. Hobgood, born in Mapleville, N.C., describes his early life and undergraduate education at the UNC, where he majored in education and was a member of the debating team. In this interview, Judge Hobgood discusses his employment at a lumber company before completing his legal studies — he began at UNC School of Law and finished at Wake Forest School of Law — in addition to his service as a U.S. Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and his experiences serving two terms in the N.C. Senate. In 1955 he was appointed to the bench as N.C. Superior Court judge in the Ninth Judicial District, where he served for 24 years until 1979. He concludes by speaking about his enjoyment of judicial work and the challenges it brings, his legal philosophy, and awards and recognitions.

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