JUDICIARY: Nominee No. 78

"I'm not a spectacular person, boys, and make mighty poor copy. Besides I'm a man of only ordinary ability. Naturally I'm quite happy at being nominated, but very humble about it."

Judge John Johnston Parker of the Fourth U. S. Circuit Court was talking to newsmen at his home in Charlotte, N. C. They clustered about him because President Hoover had just appointed him an associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, vice Edward Terry Sanford, deceased. Though 77 men have been elevated to the Supreme Court in its 141 years, only...

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