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Barry Phillips

Barry Phillips, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1951, District of Columbia 1977. Decorated Air medal; recipient Brotherhood-Sisterhood award Georgia Regional National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1993.


  • Phillips, Barry was born on February 16, 1929 in Valdosta, Georgia, United States. Son of W. Otis and Gypsy (Mercer) Phillips.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Georgia, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, University Georgia, 1954.


    • Associate Kilpatrick Stockton, Atlanta, 1954-1960, partner, 1960-1997, of counsel, since 1997. Board directors, member executive committee, credit committee Bank South Corporation, 1978-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1951, District of Columbia 1977.


    The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist


    All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.


    Member board regents University Systems Georgia, 1988-1994, vice chairman, 1991-1993, chairman, 1993-1994. Trustee University Georgia Foundation, Atlanta, 1983-1987, treasurer, 1985-1987. Member board visitors University Georgia Law School, 1983-1987, chairman, 1985.

    Director Central Atlanta Progress, 1985-1986. Director United States of America-Republic of China Economic Council, 1985-1991. Board directors Georgia Council International Visitors, Atlanta, 1986-1993, secretary, 1986-1987, president, 1987-1988.

    Board directors Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1986-1991, secretary, 1986-1987, vice president, 1987-1988. Board directors Georgia Region National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1980-1998, co-chair, 1982-1983. Chairman Metropolitan Atlanta Olympic Games Authority, 1990-1991.

    Board directors Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, since 1990, vice chairman, 1993-1995, chairman, 1995-1996. Attache Canada Olympic Team for 1996 Olympics, 1995-1996. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1951-1953, Korea.

    Fellow American College Investment Counsel (board directors 1986-1988), Georgia Bar Foundation, Society International Business Fellows. Member Georgia Bar Association (chairman corporation and banking law section 1977-1978), Atlanta Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Lawyers Club Atlanta, University Georgia Law School Alumni Association (trustee 1979-1984, president 1982-1983), Canada American Society (board directors 1981-1990, president 1981-1983), British American Business Group (board directors 1985-1995), Sphinx, Gridiron, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa.



    Reading, travel.


    • Married Grace Greer, August 3, 1957. Children: Mary Grace, Barry Junior, Greer, Quinton.
    • father: W. Otis Phillips
    • mother: Gypsy (Mercer) Phillips
    • spouse: Grace Greer
    • children: Mary Grace Phillips
    • Barry Junior Phillips
    • Greer Phillips
    • Quinton Phillips
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    Born February 16, 1929