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Carl Nicholas Stokes


Carl Nicholas Stokes, American lawyer. Bar: Tennessee 1934. Recipient T.E. Kirkpatrick Annual award, Kiwanis Club Memphis, 1978, James W. Bodley Americanism award, American Legion, 1980.


Stokes, Carl Nicholas was born on January 26, 1907 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of John William and Edith Isabell (Burgess) Stokes.


Bachelor of Laws, University Memphis, 1934.


Associate Norvell & Monteverde, 1934—1938. Clerk City Court, Memphis, 1938—1942, Criminal Courts, Shelby County, 1946—1950. Judge City Court and 1st Traffic Court, Memphis, 1950—1952.

Associate Shea and Pierotti, 1952—1962. Vice president, general counsel Allen & O'Hara, Inc., 1962—1972. Of counsel McDonald, Kuhn, Smith, Gandy, Miller & Tait, 1972—1976, Stokes, Kimbrough, Grusin & Kizer, Professional Corporation, Memphis, 1976—1982, Stokes, May, Grusin, Surprise & Kizer, Professional Corporation, Memphis, 1982—1984.

Served to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1946.


  • Bar: Tennessee 1934.


President, trustee Shrine School Handicapped Children. Life elder Lindenwood Christian Church. Honorary director Mid South Fair Association.

Life member Salvation Army Advisory Board, Memphis, chairman, 1973—1975. Member of American Bar Association, Shriners (Memphis), Masons, English Speaking Union (33 degree), Economic Club, Memphis and Shelby County Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association (Merit award public service 1958).


1 child Vicki Stokes Koehn.

John William Stokes

Edith Isabell (Burgess) Stokes

Vicki Stokes Koehn Stokes