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John Thomas Scopes, Sr
Birth: Aug. 3, 1900
Paducah
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1970

He was a sports coach and substitute schoolteacher at Rhea County High School, Tennessee, who was charged with having broke a state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in a high school biology class. This culminated in the famous 'Monkey Trial' of 1925, in which William Jennings Bryan was one of the assisstant prosecutors. The prosecution team was led by Thomas A. Stewart. There were many lawyers defending Scopes including Darrow, Neal, Arthur Garfield, Hay, Dudley Malone to name a few. At appeal the case was overturned. Scopes could have been tried all over again, on exactly the same charge, had the prosecution not taken the Tennessee Supreme Court's advice to enter a nolle prosequi (means "we could start proceedings, but we don't want to"). 
 
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  Mildred E. Walker Scopes (1905 - 1990)*
 
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Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Paducah
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section 7, Lot #104
 
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Originally Created by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 30, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3526
John Thomas Scopes, Sr
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John Thomas Scopes, Sr
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John Thomas Scopes, Sr
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