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Beverly Lake, Sr., veteran judge and political figure, was born in Wake Forest, N.C., in 1906. In this interview he discusses his family background, undergraduate education at Wake Forest University and legal education at Harvard Law School, and his subsequent legal and political career. Topics include his time as Director of Rationing Programs during World War II, his role as legal educator at Wake Forest School of Law, and his service as Assistant Attorney General in North Carolina. Mr. Lake spent thirteen years on the N.C. Supreme Court bench as an Associate Justice. He shares his reactions to key civil rights cases such as Brown v. Board of Education [347 U.S. 483 (1954)], his conservatism and views on the Constitution, and his 1960 and 1964 campaigns for governor of North Carolina.

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