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Louis B. Meyer, born in 1933 in Marion, N.C., completed his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University before joining the U.S. Army in 1955, serving as a first lieutenant in the Chemical Corps. He attended Wake Forest School of Law and graduated in 1960. He moved to Raleigh and clerked for N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Hunt Parker before serving a few years as an FBI agent. After leaving the FBI, Meyer practiced law in Wilson, N.C., for eighteen years. He also served as city attorney. Governor Jim Hunt appointed Meyer to the N.C. Supreme Court bench in 1981 where he served until 1994. Meyer was then appointed a special superior court judge. In this interview he speaks of the notion of judicial temperament.

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