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Judge Arthur T. Bennett honored for his service to the state of Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – In celebration of Black History Month, the honorable Arthur T. Bennett was recognized Sunday at Greater Middle Baptist...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – In celebration of Black History Month, the honorable Arthur T. Bennett was recognized Sunday at Greater Middle Baptist Church for serving the state of Tennessee for 40 years.

Bennett served as the first black Assistant District Attorney in Tennesseesince reconstruction. The Governor of Tennessee later appointed him judge of DivisionFour, General Sessions court, and propelling him to Division Seven of criminalcourt.

He shared with us some valuable advice for those wanting to gointo law.

“Prepare themselves by studying hard and beingable to stay away from those people who will lead them astray, because thereare a lot of folks that will lead them astray and they won’t make it,” saidBennett.

Judge Bennett is also a veteran, having served in the UnitedStates Army during the Korean War.