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Jack T. Arnold

St. Louis University Law,
class of 1950

State Bar of Arizona
member since 1953

Jack Arnold was born in East St. Louis on Dec. 7, 1921. He  graduated  from East High in East St. Louis, IL,  received a first alternate appointment to West Point, and enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he transferred to and accepted a commission in the Army Air Corps serving two tours in Europe during World War II with the 323rd Bombardment Group, 456th Squadron as the Bombardier/Navigator on a B-26 Marauder. He completed 74 combat missions and earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses, plus numerous other medals. In 1950 he earned a law degree from St. Louis University and practiced law in St. Louis, MO before being recalled in 1951 to active duty in the Korean War. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, completing 30 combat missions as the Bombardier on a B-29 Superfortress, while also serving as a lawyer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He was admitted to practice in Arizona in 1953  and for 22 years was a law partner with John P. Somers. In 1975, he was appointed as a judge on the Pima County Superior Court. (excerpt taken from legacy.com)

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Interviewed by Robert Raugh in 1991.

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