A man who fulfilled God’s calling for us to learn constantly and use that learning to serve others throughout his life.
John Morton-Finney was a civil rights activist, lawyer and educator, who was born in Kentucky in 1889. He held 11 degrees, including 5 law degrees.
Morton-Finney served in the Army during World War One from 1911 to 1914. He taught languages in Tennessee and Missouri before moving to Indiana to teach in Indianapolis Public Schools for 47 years! He was admitted as a member of the Bar of the Indiana Supreme Court in 1935 and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1972.
Morton-Finney was honored with numerous awards throughout his life. He retired from law on his 107th birthday in 1996 and was believed to be the oldest practicing attorney in our country. In 1998, at the time of his death, he was the oldest living veteran in the United States.
John Morton-Finney is an example of a man who fulfilled God’s calling for us to learn constantly and use that learning to serve others throughout his life.
In His Image is an opportunity for us to see how God uses people from all backgrounds and cultures.
For more information about In His Image, see the first article in our series here.