John Davis Larkins, Jr., Oral History Interview, May 7, 1975, June 30, 1975, July 17, 1975, September 8, 1977, October 1977

Oral History #OH0021

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: John Davis Larkins, Jr., Oral History Interview
    Creator: Larkins, John Davis, 1909-1990
    Lennon, Donald R.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.06 Cubic feet, 12 audiocasettes, 14.25 hours, 301 pages,
  • Description

    The interviews provide an in-depth account of Judge Larkin's life and career. Included are commentaries on local activities in Jones County, N.C.; local and state politics (1935-1960); World War II; the 1960 gubernatorial campaign; N.C. political personalities; federal courts; and his philosophy of the court. On judicial matters he discusses the rights of the accused, appeals procedures, equal justice, school integration, and interesting cases in which he has been involved. For related material see Collection #78 and Mf. 24.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Judge Larkins has served as U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of N.C. since 1961. Previously he was a practicing attorney, state senator, president pro-tem of the senate, secretary of the N.C. Democratic Executive Committee, chairman of the N.C. Democratic Executive Committee, Democratic National Committeeman, and candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of N.C.

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    Preferred Citation

    John Davis Larkins, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0021), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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