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William A. Dees, Jr., was born on June 10, 1920 in Goldsboro, N.C. In this interview, he discusses life in Goldsboro in the 1920s. He also talks about his experiences as an undergraduate student at UNC, including his involvement in student government. Dees then describes his experiences in the Navy during World War II, including his work on bomb disposal squads in England. Later, he talks about what UNC Law School was like in the 1940s, and recollects particular details regarding Chapel Hill at that time. He then recounts his experience as a practicing attorney in his father’s law office in Goldsboro and on the Goldsboro Board of Education during integration. Finally, he talks about several of his major cases including the high-profile Jolly case and also his work on the State Board of Higher Education.

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