Abe Fortas http://wknofm.org en Abe Fortas http://wknofm.org/post/abe-fortas <p>Abe Fortas may be the only Supreme Court Justice whose first career was in a dance band.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The son of Jewish immigrants from England, </span>Fortas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grew up on </span>Pontotoc<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Street in downtown Memphis. His father encouraged him to play the violin, and, by thirteen, he was playing in a dance band called “the Blue Medley Boys.”</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:50:00 +0000 Steve Pike 13841 at http://wknofm.org Abe Fortas