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Latter-day Saint judge hopes to make positive impact in Alabama

John E. Enslen, a Latter-day Saint, will soon take judicial office, having been elected to the office of Probate Judge for Elmore County, Ala., winning all 28 precincts and receiving 67 percent of the vote against a formidable opponent in the primary election last March. A Republican with no Democratic opponent in the November general election, he will take office in January. He is believed to be the first Latter-day Saint elected to a judgeship in Alabama. ...

Brother Enslen and his wife of 43 years, Dianne, had never met a Latter-day Saint until after he had graduated from law school at the University of Alabama in 1972. He was serving as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiana during the Vietnam War when he and Dianne met an LDS couple.

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