John Germany and John Germany Jr.
John Germany's life can be described with a number of words, but three that could easily be used: country, career and community. Germany was born in Alabama in 1923, moving with his family to Plant City, Florida soon after. From the University of Florida to Europe and Japan during World War II, then law school and back to Tampa, his career as an attorney is the cornerstone for his many professional accomplishments. He recently sat down with his son John Jr. and opened his story in 1950 in Tampa, just back from Harvard Law School.
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