Benched: The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs

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Mercer University Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 218 pages
While a desire for attention may have pushed her into the legal arena, it has been respect, not attention, that Rufe Dorsey Edwards McCombs has cultivated throughout her fifty-five year legal career. Overcoming impediments of her own - stuttering, blindness, tuberculosis, and cancer - and roadblocks from those who refuse to accept a woman as an attorney, McCombs relied upon two things for success: an abiding faith and a devotion to work. A sense of humor prevailed where faith and hard work failed. Currently serving as a Senior Superior Court Judge for the State of Georgia, McCombs looks back at her life and remarks, "If you live long enough you begin to regret it".

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Karen Spears Zacharias's work has won dozens of writing awards. She has lectured at numerous Vietnam veterans' events; serves on the national advisory board of the Virtual Wall and the Orphans of War Foundation; is a contributing columnist for The Veteran, the magazine for the Vietnam Veterans of America; and is a member of Sons and Daughters in Touch, a national organization for adult children of servicemen killed in Vietnam. She lives in Oregon and Georgia.

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