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Garrison, Jimlocked

(20 November 1921–21 October 1992)
  • Stephen A. West

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Garrison, Jim (20 November 1921–21 October 1992), lawyer, was born Earling Carothers Garrison in Dennison, Iowa, the son of Earling R. Garrison and Jane Ann Robinson, a schoolteacher. He legally changed his name to “Jim” as an adult. Garrison’s parents divorced when he was three, and the boy was raised by his mother in New Orleans. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 and served as a military aviator during World War II. He left active duty in 1946 and enrolled at Tulane University to study law....

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