John M. Scheb was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1926. He entered the practice of law in 1950. He served as associate municipal judge in Sarasota, Florida, from 1957 to 1959. From 1959 to 1970, he served as City Attorney for the city of Sarasota. In 1974, he was appointed to the Florida District Court of Appeal, second district, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. Judge Scheb holds the B.A. from Florida Southern College, the J.D. from the University of Florida, and the LL.M. from the University of Virginia.
John M. Scheb, II, was born in Sarasota, Florida, in 1955. He attended the University of Florida from 1974 to 1982, receiving the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in political science. He is now Professor of Political Science and Chair of Legal Studies at the University of Tennessee, where he teaches courses in criminal law, constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, administrative law, and law in society. Dr. Scheb has authored numerous articles in professional journals and is coauthor of several textbooks dealing with law-related aspects of political science.