Sue K. Hicks (Sue K. Hicks)

Sue K. Hicks

Lawyer, Folk Figure. He was well-known for his role as an assistant attorney to William Jennings Bryan during the famed “Scopes” trial of 1925. Mr. Hicks was also part of the orignial group of Dayton Tennessee businessmen who decided to put their small town on the map by arresting and charging John Scopes with breaking the newly passed law on evolution. Also, unknown to most people, the song by Johnny Cash, “A Boy Named Sue,” was inspired by Hicks name, who was named after his mother. (bio by: Dean Wilson)  Family links:  Spouse:  Reba B. Bradley Hicks (1910 – 2000)


  • December, 12, 1895
  • USA


  • June, 06, 1980
  • USA


  • Haven Hill Memorial Gardens
  • Tennessee
  • USA

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