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Hon. John E. Hamilton

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VFW Magazine

406 West 34Th Street Suite 514

Kansas City, Missouri 64111

United States

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The VFW is a nonprofit veterans service organization composed of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans service, legislative advocacy, and military & ... more

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Employment History

Prosecuting Attorney

Hardy County Bar Association


Moorefield Lions Club


Ralph J. Bean of Moorefield


22nd Judicial Circuit


Department of Florida, VFW


Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church

Masonic Lodge

W.Va. Judicial Association


Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree

law degree

West Virginia University College of Law

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Judge John M. Hamilton, 76, of 206 Elm St., Moorefield, died Saturday, Mar. 21, 1998, at his residence.
Born Dec. 12, 1921, in Grantsville, he was the son of the late George and Losie (Knotts) Hamilton.He also was preceded in death by one son and two brothers.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy (Porter) Hamilton; one son, John Mark Hamilton; one daughter, Susan Hamilton Rogers; one brother; four sisters; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Judge Hamilton was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Air Service during World War II and served in the Philippine Islands and other parts of the Pacific Theater.He was a member of the Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church; member of Masonic Lodge, VFW, W.Va. Judicial Association, W.Va. Bar Association, and Hardy County Bar Association.He held Senior Judge Status in the State of West Virginia, and was a past president of Moorefield Lions Club.
Judge Hamilton received his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law in 1950, and held a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.Before being elected as judge in 1976, he practiced law for several years as partner of the late Ralph J. Bean of Moorefield.
Although Judge Hamilton took his chosen life's work seriously, he never took himself too seriously.He told of an old boy he had in court that approached the bench after his case was completed.He leaned over the bench and said, "John, you sure look cute in that dress!"
His life can be summarized in three words: Family, God and Service.Few, if any conversations with Judge Hamilton failed to include his family and an inquiry about yours.He was proud of his family and showed a sincere concern about others.He cherished the old family values and respected people that shared the same values.He talked about his family in court and often mentioned his grandson, John Daniel, when he was making a point to prospective jurors.
Judge Hamilton was a devoutly religious man and he practiced his religion not only on Sundays but during the week in everything he said and did.Although he didn't carry religion on his shoulder like some mantel, it was obvious to anyone who knew him that he was a religious man.He didn't brag of his religion, but he also was not ashamed of it.In fact he felt so strongly about his beliefs, he always instructed prospective jurors concerning its importance.
He reminded them that their forefathers did not attempt to make or recognize any separation of religion from the State or governmental duties and that they specifically provided in both the Federal and State Constitutions that no elected officer of the government can serve in office until he first takes his oath of office and although the oath is administered by man (Clerk, etc.), it is taken to God.He would say: "So while we hear it freely proclaimed that Church and State (Courts) are separate, this is not now nor has it ever been true."
Although Family and God were an important part of who Judge Hamilton was, he will probably be best remembered for the service he provided to his fellowman.He served in the United States Navy, as Prosecuting Attorney for Hardy County for two terms, and as Judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit for 16 years.Since his retirement he had spent the last five years, two months, and 21 days as a Senior Status Judge and as a mediator.
He loved the law and respected the profession.Although he disagreed with some of the modern trends, such as lawyer advertising and the public disdain it engendered, he firmly believed that the practice of law was, is now and should always be, an honorable profession and he fostered this belief in the way he conducted himself and the way he treated lawyers who practiced before him.

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John E. Hamilton, national commander of the 2 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries, said the right decision was made.

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Also elected were John Hamilton, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, of St. Augustine, Florida, and William Thien, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, of Georgetown, Indiana.

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The week culminates with the testimony of VFW Commander-in-Chief John Hamilton before a special joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on March 5, where Hamilton will lay out the VFW's legislative agenda for the year.

"I know first-hand the physical challenges our heroes face when they return home," said VFW National Commander John E. Hamilton, a triple Purple Heart recipient from Vietnam.
John E. Hamilton, a resident of St. Augustine, Fla., was elected VFW Commander-in-Chief on July 25, 2012, during the 113th VFW National Convention, held July 21 - July 25, in Reno, Nev.
In his acceptance speech, Hamilton, who served in the Marine Corps from 1968-1970, reminded the mostly Vietnam-era audience that VFW must remain vigilant in its efforts to care for war veterans, especially in these tough economic times as our country's wars wind down.
"What we have accomplished over the past 113 years on Capitol Hill and in cities and towns everywhere is legendary, but our future existence is 100 percent dependent on what we do tomorrow … the reason our voice needs to be heard is because all wars end … Iraq last year and Afghanistan by 2014. That means veterans' issues could once again take a back seat to whatever new national priority becomes the flavor of the day," stated Hamilton.

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"Our organization is governed by its members and elected delegates to our annual convention," said John E. Hamilton, the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliaries.

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John E. Hamilton, national commander of the 2 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries, said the right decision was made.
"It was a very positive meeting and we're grateful for the opportunity," said John E. Hamilton, a combat wounded Vietnam Marine Corps rifleman from St. Augustine, Fla., who is in Washington for the VFW's annual legislative conference, which includes presenting the organization's top legislative priorities before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on Tuesday.
"The VFW fully concurs that those far from the fight are having an immediate impact," said VFW National Commander John Hamilton, "but medals that can only be earned in direct combat must mean more than medals awarded in the rear.
The week culminates with the testimony of VFW Commander-in-Chief John Hamilton before a special joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on March 5, where Hamilton will lay out the VFW's legislative agenda for the year.

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