F. Wallace Pope Jr.

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F. Wallace Pope, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1941-02-19)February 19, 1941
Sanford, Florida, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Florida (BA)
Boston University (AM)
University of Florida (JD)
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1962-1967

F. Wallace "Wally" Pope, Jr. (born February 19, 1941) is an American lawyer and advisor for Florida Orchestra. Since 1991, Pope has been named to the Best Lawyers publication.[1]

Military career

While attending University of Florida in the early 1960s Pope participated in the ROTC program. After graduating from University of Florida in 1962, Pope was immediately called to active duty by the United States Army. Pope went through Infantry Officer training at Fort Benning and then Intelligence Corp training at Fort Holabird. In Monterey, California Pope attended the Defense Language Institute where he studied German. Pope was transferred to Germany where he spent three years serving as a counter-intelligence agent and became fluent in German. While stationed in Heidelberg, Pope attended the graduate degree program for senior military officers at Boston University. Pope earned an AM degree in International Relations through the Boston University program.

Pope returned to the United States in 1967 being stationed in Chicago as an intelligence branch field office commander. Pope was deployed to Detroit in July 1967 to quell the 1967 Detroit riot. In August, Pope was honorably separated from the United States Army with the rank of Captain.[citation needed]

Law career

In September 1967 Pope began studying law at University of Florida. While at University of Florida, Pope was Editor-in-Chief of the UF Law Review. Pope graduated from University of Florida in 1969 with honors and passed The Florida Bar in 1970. Pope earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Florida in 1962 and decided to relocate to Boston where he attended Boston University. After earning a Master of Arts degree he moved back to Florida where he attended University of Florida Levin College of Law. Pope earned a Juris Doctor in 1968 and was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1970.

In 1974 Pope became a founding member of the law firm Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppell & Burns LLP.

In 1991 Pope served for one year as the chairman for the Florida Orchestra.[2]


  1. "F. Wallace "Wally" Pope, Jr". Best Lawyers.
  2. Craddock, John (October 13, 2005). "Orchestra appoints chairman". Tampa Bay Times.

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