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David William Lanier

David William Lanier, American judge, farmer. Bar: Tennessee 1959, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1960. Member of Church Christ, Tennessee Bar Association, Dyer County Bar Association (president, vice president, secretary treasurer 1959-1966), Shriners, Hess, Moose, Rotary, Rotary.

Background

  • Lanier, David William was born on November 16, 1934 in Newbern, Tennessee, United States. Son of James Parker and Robbye Azelle (Sullivan) Lanier.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University Tennessee, 1958.

    Career

    • Private practice, Dyersburg, Tennessee, 1959—1982. Mayor, 1966—1980; judge, circuit and chancery, law and equity courts. With juvenile and probate courts Dyersburg, Tennessee, since 1982.

      Delaware Constitutional Convention Nashville, 1959. Alderman, Dyersburg, 1964—1965. Chairman Dyer County Democratic Executive Committee, Dyersburg, 1968—1972.

      Served with Air National Guard, 1959-1965.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Tennessee 1959, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1960.

    Membership

    Member of Church Christ, Tennessee Bar Association, Dyer County Bar Association (president, vice president, secretary treasurer 1959-1966), Shriners, Hess, Moose, Rotary, Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Joan Mills Lanier, December 2, 1962. Children: Leigh Anne, Robbye Claire.
    • father: James Parker Lanier
    • mother: Robbye Azelle (Sullivan) Lanier
    • spouse: Mary Joan Mills Lanier
    • children: Leigh Anne Lanier
    • Robbye Claire Lanier
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    Born November 16, 1934
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