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Matthew Allen Towery, Sr.

Matthew Allen Towery, Sr., American lawyer. Bar: Georgia. Recipient National Bicentenniel Debate Champion award National Bicentennial Commission, 1976-1977; named National Freshman Legislation of Year, National Republican Party, 1993.


  • Sr., Matthew Allen Towery, was born on December 6, 1959 in Atlanta. Son of Maurice Jean and Joan (Gilleland) T.

  • Education

    • Master of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1984. Juris Doctor cum laude, Stetson University, 1987.


    • Speechwriter, special assistant to Mack F. Mattingly United States Senate, Washington, 1981-1982. Partner Towery, Thompson, Gulliver, and Bunch, Atlanta, 1987-1992. Member Georgia House Representatives, since 1993.

      Of counsel Long Aldridge and norman, Atlanta, since 1995. Trustee Southeastern Legal Foundation, Atlanta, Pace Academy. Overseer college law Stetson University.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia.


    • Author: Power in the South, 1984.


    Republican nominee for lieutenant governor State of Georgia, 1990. Member Georgia Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, Oxford-Cambridge Club, Cherokee Town and Country Club, National Color Graphics, Inc. (chairman since 1993), Friends of Newt Gingrich (chairman campaign committee since 1992).


    • Married Marilea Jean Taglia. Children: Matthew Allen Junior, Katherine Alexandra.
    • father: Maurice Jean T.
    • mother: Joan (Gilleland) T.
    • spouse: Marilea Jean Taglia
    • children: Matthew Allen Junior Sr.
    • Katherine Alexandra Sr.
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    Born December 6, 1959
    (age 57)