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W.H.S. Burgwyn, Jr., born in Woodland, N.C., shares stories of his ancestry and early lessons about kindness and honesty. He attended Wake Forest School of Law, graduating in 1942, and practiced as a litigator in Woodland. In this interview he discusses his experiences in the U.S. Army Air Corps and speaks about serving as solicitor for the Recorder’s Court (a court charged with hearing misdemeanors). He discusses issues related to modern legal practice and the judicial system, sharing, for example, his thoughts about crime prevention and concerns about overcrowded prisons. He concludes with stories of influential mentors.

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