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James Mattocks ( Missoula 1945 )

posted: Oct 10, 2010

Jim, 91, died Sept. 10, 2010, in Greensboro, N.C. He graduated from High Point College in North Carolina in 1938, and from the Duke University Law School in 1941.

As a conscientious objector, he served in the Civilian Public Service during World War II on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at Eastern State Mental Hospital in Virginia, and the 1945 season as a smokejumper in Missoula.

Jim practiced law in High Point from the end of the war until retiring in 1993. He helped establish the North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union, and the High Point Human Relations Commission named Jim and his wife, Edith, as High Point Citizens of the Year in 1985.