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John T. Scopes

John T. ScopesAKA John Thomas Scopes

Born: 3-Aug-1900
Birthplace: Paducah, KY
Died: 21-Oct-1970
Location of death: Shreveport, LA
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, KY

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator
Party Affiliation: See Note [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Defendant in the Scopes Monkey Trial

Defended by Clarence Darrow.

"I furnished the body that was needed to sit in the defendant's chair."


[1] Raised an Episcopalian.

[2] Ran for Congress as a Socialist Party candidate.

Father: Thomas Scopes (British immigrant, b. 1860, d. 1945)
Mother: Mary Brown Scopes (b. 1865, d. 1957)
Sister: Lela Scopes (b. 1896, d. 1989)
Wife: Mildred Elizabeth Walker (b. 1905, m. Feb-1930, d. 1-Dec-1990 emphysema)
Son: John Thomas Scopes, Jr.
Son: William C. Scopes

    High School: Danville High School, Danville, IL
    High School: Bishop Guertin High School, Salem, NH (1919)
    University:
Law, University of Kentucky (1924)
    Coach: Football, Rhea County High School, Dayton, TN
    University: BS Geology, University of Chicago

    United Gas Company
    Gulf Oil Maracaibo, Venezuela
    Assisted by the ACLU via Clarence Darrow
    Converted to Catholicism for the express purpose of marriage
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Cancer

Author of books:
Center of the Storm: Memoirs of John T. Scopes (1967, memoir)


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