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date: 14 November 2019

Vinson, Fredlocked

(22 January 1890–08 September 1953)
  • Melvin I. Urofsky


Vinson, Fred (22 January 1890–08 September 1953), chief justice of the United States, was born Frederick Moore Vinson in Louisa, Kentucky, the son of James Vinson, a Lawrence County jailer, and Virginia Ferguson, who took in boarders for additional income. Vinson graduated from the local Kentucky Normal College in 1908 and the following year completed a B.A. at Centre College in Danville. While working on a law degree at Centre, he taught mathematics and not only starred on the school’s baseball team, but also played semiprofessional ball in the Kentucky Blue Grass League....

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