John T Scopes

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Birthday
3, 1900
Birthplace
Paducah, KY
Death Date
Oct 21, 1970 (70)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1900
Birthplace
Paducah, KY
Death Date
Oct 21, 1970 (70)

About

Tennessee schoolteacher famous for his involvement in the Scopes Monkey Trial of the 1920s.

Before Fame

He worked as a high school football coach and substitute teacher in Dayton, Ohio before accepting a full-time teaching position in Tennessee.

Trivia

He famously challenged Tennessee's Butler Act, which forbade the teaching of evolution.

Family Life

His parents, Thomas and Mary Scopes, encouraged his education.

Associated With

His legal defense team included the famous ACLU lawyer Clarence Darrow.