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John Minor Wisdom

Wisdom, John Minor, 1905–99, American jurist, b. New Orleans; grad. Tulane Univ. Law School, 1929. A Republican, long in private practice, he was named to the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1957, and became a leader in enforcing the rights of black citizens during tense periods of the civil-rights movement.

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