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Wiley Sanders Messick

Wiley Sanders Messick was American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1956. Recipient Distinguished Service award Small Business Administration, 1970, Equal Employment Opportunity award, 1980, Legion Merit, United States Air Force, 1981.

Background

  • Messick, Wiley Sanders was born on March 5, 1929 in Troy, Alabama, United States. Son of Verbia Travis and Mary (Carter) Messick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1953. Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1956.

    Career

    • Member legal department Sonat, Birmingham, Alabama, 1954. Assistant to congress George Andrews United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1955-1956. Counsel Small Business Committee United States Senate, 1956-1961.

      Executive secretary, administrative assistant Senator John Sparkman, 1961-1967. Regional administrator Small Business Administration, Atlanta, 1967-1981, deputy regional administrator, 1981-1991, deputy district director, 1991-1993, acting regional administrator, 1993-1994. Retired, 1994

      Chairman Atlanta Federal Executive Board, 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1956.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Past chairman trustees Kings Bridge Retirement Home, Atlanta. Presbyterian elder; 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1950-1952, colonel United States Air Force Reserve, 1952-1981, retired, called to Small Business Administration active duty Florida Hurricanes, 2004, Alabama, 2005, Florida, 2006, Ohio floods, 2006. Member of Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Dotson, June 18, 1955. Children: Mary Tallant, Sandy McClanahan, Carter Messick.
    • father: Verbia Travis Messick
    • mother: Mary (Carter) Messick
    • spouse: Betty Dotson
    • children: Mary Tallant Messick
    • Sandy McClanahan Messick
    • Carter Messick
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