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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Marion R. Perry Papers, 1922-1975
0.5 Linear feet1 document box
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains case files, checks, property transactions, correspondence, and legal documents concerning the career of Marion R. Perry, an African American attorney and business owner in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, including his presidency at Olympic Life Insurance Company; his family's funeral business, Perry and Company; and his application to become principal at Merrill High School.
Marion R. Perry, son of Marion and Ida Perry, was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on July 11, 1892. He attended public school in Pine Bluff, completing his junior year at Missouri Street High School before being tutored for one year by Professor J. C. Corbin, then head of the State School for Negroes. In 1912, Perry graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania with an A. B. degree.
He returned to Arkansas and was principal of a rural school at Gethsemane (Jefferson County) in 1914 and 1915. Perry was a teacher at Merrill High School from 1915 to 1917. After the 1917 school year, Perry volunteered for the armed services and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in October 1917. He served in France from June to November 1918 and was promoted to First Lieutenant in October of that year. Upon returning to Arkansas, Perry established an insurance business in Little Rock.
In 1921, he attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1924 and passed the Arkansas Bar Exam in 1925. Sometime later, Perry served as principal of Pine Bluff's Merrill High School.
African American lawyers--Arkansas
Leslie, James W., donor
Perry, Marion R., 1892-1983
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Marion R. Perry Papers, 1922-1975, UALR.MS.0111. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock
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Description of item, file number, Marion R. Perry Papers, 1922-1975, UALR.MS.0111.