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ARNOLD, JOHN CLINTON, lawyer, business man and legislator, was born April 15, 1881, near Bass Station, Jackson County; son of James Clinton and Martha (Sells) Arnold, the former lived for a time in Crow Creek Valley, and in Winchester, Tennessee, and served in the C. S. Army; grandson of William and Elnor (Champion) Sells and of James Jordon Arnold and wife, a Miss McVay. The Arnold family came from Virginia to Alabama.

He was educated in the schools near Winchester and Cowan, Tennessee; attended Winchester Normal College; and graduated in February, 1904, from the commercial college of the University of Kentucky.

From 1904 to 1911, he followed different business pursuits; entered mining and mercantile business, 1912; admitted to the bar, 1916; and elected, 1918, to the house of representatives from Jefferson County; since 1909 he has been a Justice of the Peace. He is a Democrat; Methodist; Mason; and Woodman of the World.

May, 1909, to Beatrice, daughter of Abner F. and Eula (Lee) Morton, of Mineral Springs, Jefferson County.

1. Frank C.;
2. John C., Jr.

Residence: Morris.

Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL. D., Volume III,
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1921

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