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Rufus Randolph Smith

Rufus Randolph Smith, American lawyer. Bar: United States District Court (middle district) Alabama 1974, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Supreme Court 1980.

Background

  • Smith, Rufus Randolph was born on September 14, 1949 in Birmingham. Son of Rufus Randolph and Jo (Bogus) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Troy State University, 1971. Juris Doctor, Cumberland School Law Samford University, 1974.

    Career

    • Partner Carter & Smith, Dothan, Alabama, 1974—1977, Byrd, Carter & Smith, Dothan, 1977—1982, Farmer, Price & Smith, Dothan, since 1982. Special assistant attorney general State of Alabama, 1977—1979, 1979—1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: United States District Court (middle district) Alabama 1974, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Supreme Court 1980.

    Works

    • Author: Decedent Estates & Trusts, 1973, Uniform Commercial Code, 1974.

    Politics

    Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.

    Religion

    Any individual, child, or otherwise cannot be baptized until they come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ—then, and only then, would a person be baptized.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    The purpose of every individual is to develop a dynamic, intricate, and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

    Membership

    Board directors Selective Service Board, Dothan, since 1982. Member of American Bar Association, Alabama Judicial College Faculty Association, Association Trial Lawyers America, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (board governors 1980-1981, executive committee member since 1982), Dothan Exchange Club (president 1980-1981), Elks Lodge, Phi Alpha Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Miriam Jane Whatley, September 12, 1980. Children: Jason Randolph, Caroline Jane.
    • father: Rufus Randolph Smith
    • mother: Jo (Bogus) Smith
    • spouse: Miriam Jane Whatley
    • children: Jason Randolph Smith
    • Caroline Jane Smith
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    Born September 14, 1949
    (age 68)
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