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Louis Scolnik in Navy uniform

1944 or 1945 - private collection

Thank you to private collection of Louis Scolnik for the photo

Louis Scolnik, a future lawyer, founder of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, and a Maine Superior and Supreme Court justice, served with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II after graduating from the Bates College accelerated V-12 program. He was one of a number of local Jewish men who joined the armed forces after the U.S. entered the war.
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