On this episode of Open Ninth, Judge John Beamer chats with Chief Judge Lisa Munyon for his second recording in the studio. Last time he talked about his marriage to fellow jurist, Judge Denise Beamer, but this episode we dive deeper into the life and career of the Tennessean. With parents working multiple jobs and needing to watch over his younger siblings often, Judge Beamer learned the value of hard work at a young age. He witnessed it firsthand running alongside his father during one of his numerous jobs: manning the early morning paper route. Listen in to the episode to hear this former Tennessean cross country runner tell Chief Judge Munyon all about his humble beginnings and what led him to the bench.
- 00:16 – Introduction to Judge John Beamer
- 07:20 – Pull to the law
- 11:48 – Working in litigation
- 15:04 – Joining the bench
- 18:06 – Surprises on the bench
- 22:08 – Finding Inspiration