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The third Shelby brother and Tommy's right hand man in Birmingham
John is the third Shelby brother and Tommy's right hand man in Birmingham. John lost his wife during the war and struggles to bring up their four children on his own. When Tommy's planned business expansion happens, John remains at home and in charge of the activities in Birmingham. Although his loyalty is beyond reproach, some question whether he really is the right man for the job.
When I was Michael's age I'd killed a hundred men and seen a thousand die.