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James Wesley Harbison

James Wesley Harbison, American lawyer. Bar: North Carolina 1959, New York 1960, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1961, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1962, United States Supreme Court 1968, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1970, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1975, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1999.

Background

  • Harbison, James Wesley was born on August 30, 1934 in Mooresville, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Wesley and Ola Mae (Bonney) Harbison.

  • Education

    • AB, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1959.

    Career

    • Associate Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, New York City, 1960-1973. Partner Wickes, Riddell, Bloomer, Jacobi & McGuire, 1973-1978, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, New York City, 1979—1999, counsel, since 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Carolina 1959, New York 1960, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1961, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1962, United States Supreme Court 1968, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1970, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1975, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1999.

    Politics

    Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The word of God can be discovered only through the Bible.

    Membership

    Served to captain United States Air Force, 1959-1960, New York A.N.G., 1960-1968. Member American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, Clubs: Metropolitan, Yale (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Geddes Morgan, April 15, 1961. Children: Anne, James.
    • father: James Wesley Harbison
    • mother: Ola Mae (Bonney) Harbison
    • spouse: Margaret Geddes Morgan
    • children: Anne Harbison
    • James Harbison
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