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John Thomas Gooch, LL.B. '15, A.B. '16

Hanson, Kentucky

President Democratic Club (2) ; President Henry Clay Law Society (4); Union Literary Society; Vice President Democratic Club (4).

"......'Tis of more renown To save a client than to storm a town."

John Thomas really expects to be a good lawyer. Perhaps that is why he delves so deeply into the intricacies of legal propositions (?). John Thomas has a big heart, but the bigger they are, the harder they fall, and he fell for a little miss, in toto. (Whatever that is.) In a few years he will be practicing law, and that'll be nice!

-The Kentuckian, 1915

John Thomas Gooch (January 8, 1886 - October 14, 1947) was born in Hopkins County, Kentucky to Dudley B. Gooch and Charlotte Susan Grant. Gooch practiced law in Madisonville, Kentucky after receiving his degrees from the University of Kentucky. He would later serve as Hopkins County attorney for 10 years. He also served terms as the president of the Hopkins County Bar Association. Gooch married Willyun Juett Shipp.