Captain Jack Robert Nuzum
Captain Jack Robert Nuzum (1921-1998) was part of the 17th Troop Carrier Squadron of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was from Grafton, West Virginia. He flew 70 missions and his plane was shot down over North Africa. He served in the European Theaters. After returning home, he served two terms in the WV Legislature and became a Circuit Judge of Randolph County, seated in Elkins, West Virginia. He was a law partner to former West Virginia Governor Herman G. Kump. He was married a half century to Eldora Marie Bolyard Nuzum (1926-2004), Editor of The Inter-Mountain daily newspaper and Interviewer of U.S. Presidents. They lived many years in Elkins, West Virginia and had two sons, Jefferson Patton Nuzum and Jon Cedric Nuzum. His eldest child's middle name was to honor General George S. Patton.