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Letter: An unsung American hero

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Have you ever heard of a man by the name of Mr. Justin Ford Kimball? Mr. Kimball was born on Aug. 25, 1872 to Mr. and Mrs. Justin A. and Elizabeth Kimball on a farm near Huntsville, Texas. During his lifetime, Mr. Kimball received many job promotions and many awards.

He was a very well educated man who studied at Mount Lebanon College in Louisiana and Baylor University in Texas. Mr. Kimball moved to Chicago to do postgraduate work there, then attended law school at the University of Michigan. He moved back to Louisiana and worked as a teacher in rural schools there for a number of years.

Mr. Kimball held an honorary doctorate from Baylor University, and an M.A. also. He married Ms. Anne Lou Doggess, and the union produced four children; two girls and two boys. Mr. Kimball passed away on Oct. 7, 1956, and two years after his death, county officials in Texas named a high school in his honor, Justin Ford Kimball High School.

After all, Mr. Justin Ford...

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