Wall, John E., 1931-2007.

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John E. Wall, Assistant United States Attorney.

In 1968, he took part in prosecuting Dr. Benjamin Spock, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., and three others for encouraging Vietnam War draft resisters.

Benjamin McLane Spock, psychologist, author of "Baby and Child Care," and activist.

Early in the 1960s, he became concerned about growing political unrest in Vietnam and lobbied against armed intervention. Spock and four others were indicted on charges of criminal conspiracy to aid draft evaders, and he was convicted in June 1968. A year later, his conviction was overturned on appeal.

William Sloane Coffin, Jr., minister and activist.

He served as chaplain at Yale and used his pulpit as a platform for civil rights and antiwar activities. Coffin and four others were indicted on charges of criminal conspiracy to aid draft evaders, and he was convicted in June 1968. A year later, his conviction was overturned on appeal.

The Spock Trial or 1968 prosecution of the "Boston Five" (Dr. Benjamin Spock, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Mitchell Goodman, Michael Ferber, and Marcus Raskin) on charges of criminal conspiracy in aiding Vietnam War draft resisters.

From the description of John E. Wall Legal Papers : pertaining to the trial of Dr. Benjamin Spock and others, 1943-1972, bulk 1967-1968. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 275201303

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associatedWith Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998 person
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Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
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Birth 1931

Death 2007

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