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Oral history.; Transcript of interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a life-long member of the Forest Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Justice Lee graduated from Mississippi College with distinction in 1938. He received his law degree with distinction from the Cumberland University School of Law and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1939. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) from 1942 to 1944 and resigned in order to volunteer for service in the South Pacific aboard the Destroyer USS Burrows. Lee was honorably discharged May 4, 1946 and returned to Forest, Mississippi, to his family, and his law practice, 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1964, he was elected District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District then covering Scott, Rankin, Leake, Neshoba, and Newton Counties. In 1975 he was elected Circuit Judge for the same district and served until 1976. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1976 until January 1, 1993, serving as Chief Justice from 1987 until his retirement on January 4, 1993.

2003-06-04

Oral history.; Interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a life-long member of the Forest Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Justice Lee graduated from Mississippi College with distinction in 1938. He received his law degree with distinction from the Cumberland University School of Law and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1939. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) from 1942 to 1944 and resigned in order to volunteer for service in the South Pacific aboard the Destroyer USS Burrows. Lee was honorably discharged May 4, 1946 and returned to Forest, Mississippi, to his family, and his law practice, 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1964, he was elected District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District then covering Scott, Rankin, Leake, Neshoba, and Newton Counties. In 1975 he was elected Circuit Judge for the same district and served until 1976. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1976 until January 1, 1993, serving as Chief Justice from 1987 until his retirement on January 4, 1993.

2003-06-04

Oral history.; Interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a life-long member of the Forest Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Justice Lee graduated from Mississippi College with distinction in 1938. He received his law degree with distinction from the Cumberland University School of Law and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1939. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) from 1942 to 1944 and resigned in order to volunteer for service in the South Pacific aboard the Destroyer USS Burrows. Lee was honorably discharged May 4, 1946 and returned to Forest, Mississippi, to his family, and his law practice, 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1964, he was elected District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District then covering Scott, Rankin, Leake, Neshoba, and Newton Counties. In 1975 he was elected Circuit Judge for the same district and served until 1976. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1976 until January 1, 1993, serving as Chief Justice from 1987 until his retirement on January 4, 1993.

2003-06-04

Oral history.; Interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a life-long member of the Forest Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Justice Lee graduated from Mississippi College with distinction in 1938. He received his law degree with distinction from the Cumberland University School of Law and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1939. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) from 1942 to 1944 and resigned in order to volunteer for service in the South Pacific aboard the Destroyer USS Burrows. Lee was honorably discharged May 4, 1946 and returned to Forest, Mississippi, to his family, and his law practice, 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1964, he was elected District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District then covering Scott, Rankin, Leake, Neshoba, and Newton Counties. In 1975 he was elected Circuit Judge for the same district and served until 1976. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1976 until January 1, 1993, serving as Chief Justice from 1987 until his retirement on January 4, 1993.

2003-06-04

Oral history.; Interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a life-long member of the Forest Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Justice Lee graduated from Mississippi College with distinction in 1938. He received his law degree with distinction from the Cumberland University School of Law and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1939. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) from 1942 to 1944 and resigned in order to volunteer for service in the South Pacific aboard the Destroyer USS Burrows. Lee was honorably discharged May 4, 1946 and returned to Forest, Mississippi, to his family, and his law practice, 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1964, he was elected District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District then covering Scott, Rankin, Leake, Neshoba, and Newton Counties. In 1975 he was elected Circuit Judge for the same district and served until 1976. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1976 until January 1, 1993, serving as Chief Justice from 1987 until his retirement on January 4, 1993.

2003-06-04

Oral history.; Interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a life-long member of the Forest Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Justice Lee graduated from Mississippi College with distinction in 1938. He received his law degree with distinction from the Cumberland University School of Law and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1939. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) from 1942 to 1944 and resigned in order to volunteer for service in the South Pacific aboard the Destroyer USS Burrows. Lee was honorably discharged May 4, 1946 and returned to Forest, Mississippi, to his family, and his law practice, 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1964, he was elected District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District then covering Scott, Rankin, Leake, Neshoba, and Newton Counties. In 1975 he was elected Circuit Judge for the same district and served until 1976. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1976 until January 1, 1993, serving as Chief Justice from 1987 until his retirement on January 4, 1993.

2003-06-04

Oral history.; Interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a life-long member of the Forest Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Justice Lee graduated from Mississippi College with distinction in 1938. He received his law degree with distinction from the Cumberland University School of Law and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1939. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) from 1942 to 1944 and resigned in order to volunteer for service in the South Pacific aboard the Destroyer USS Burrows. Lee was honorably discharged May 4, 1946 and returned to Forest, Mississippi, to his family, and his law practice, 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1964, he was elected District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District then covering Scott, Rankin, Leake, Neshoba, and Newton Counties. In 1975 he was elected Circuit Judge for the same district and served until 1976. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1976 until January 1, 1993, serving as Chief Justice from 1987 until his retirement on January 4, 1993.

2003-06-04

Oral history.; Interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a life-long member of the Forest Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Justice Lee graduated from Mississippi College with distinction in 1938. He received his law degree with distinction from the Cumberland University School of Law and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1939. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) from 1942 to 1944 and resigned in order to volunteer for service in the South Pacific aboard the Destroyer USS Burrows. Lee was honorably discharged May 4, 1946 and returned to Forest, Mississippi, to his family, and his law practice, 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1964, he was elected District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District then covering Scott, Rankin, Leake, Neshoba, and Newton Counties. In 1975 he was elected Circuit Judge for the same district and served until 1976. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1976 until January 1, 1993, serving as Chief Justice from 1987 until his retirement on January 4, 1993.

2003-06-04

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. He then moved on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Harvard University. He was a prominent Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and presided over many civil cases in the state.

2003-03-01; 2003-04-05; 2003-06-09

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