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when he came in third in the second campaign, he threw his support
to Dan K. Moore, who was elected. In 1964 Moore appointed Lake an
associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, where he
served with distinction.
William C. Soule was appointed to the Law School faculty by Dean
Lee in September 1947. A native of Orange, New Jersey, he held the
B.A. (1941) and LL.B. degrees from Washington and Lee University.
He taught there briefly, and after wartime military service, he did
graduate work in law at the University of Michigan, which awarded
him the LL.M. degree. After he joined the Wake Forest faculty he
quickly became a popular and respected teacher particularly
appreciated for his interest in student affairs. It was with a sense of
deep shock that the Wake Forest community learned of his death from
pneumonia on July 26, 1953. He was thirty-three years old.
To fill the vacant slot on the law faculty Dean Weathers invited
James E. Sizemore, Class of 1952, to join the staff. A native of Erwin,
Tennessee, Sizemore had served in the Navy during World War II and
later attended East Tennessee State College. After taking his law
degree at Wake Forest, he practiced for a year with the Rutherfordton
firm of Representative Woodrow W. Jones. As a member of the Wake
Forest faculty, Sizemore served on the General Statutes Commission,
which advises the General Assembly, and developed a program of
medical jurisprudence offered both at the Law School and at the
Bowman Gray School of Medicine. All his life Sizemore had had an
interest in bluegrass music and became one of the world's best
performers on the dobro, a stringed instrument with which very few
musicians are familiar. He also formed his own band, which played at
private parties and music festivals. He was enjoying both the law and
music at the end of the Tribble era.
When Professor Timberlake retired in 1954, Dean Weathers chose
James A. Webster to replace him. Webster had received his under-
graduate degree at Wake Forest in 1949 and stayed on to earn his law
degree in 1951. When Dr. Lee was on leave to serve with the Office
of Price Stabilization in 1951-52, Weathers employed Webster as a
replacement. Webster then established a private practice in
Leaksville, from which he was recalled to the faculty in 1954. He
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