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Morton Allen Harris

Morton Allen Harris, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1959, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits) 1981, United States Tax Court 1981, United States Supreme Court 1981. Recipient Annual Volunteer award, State of Georgia, 1985.


  • Harris, Morton Allen was born on March 13, 1934 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Son of Alvin L. Harris and Harriett (Berman) Wolpin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration summa cum laude, Emory University, 1956. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1959.


    • With summa cum laude Page, Scrantom, Harris & Chapman, Columbus, 1959-1993. With Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, since 1993. Vice president Small Business Council American, founding member, president, 1980—1986.

      Trustee Georgia Federal Tax Conference, president, 1988—1989. Trustee City of Columbus Pension Board, 1993—2001, since 2002, vice-chair, 1996—2001.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1959, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits) 1981, United States Tax Court 1981, United States Supreme Court 1981.


    • Contributing author: Business Organizations, 1976, Journal of Taxation, 2002. Department editor: The Tax Times, 1986-1987. Member editorial advisory board Practical Tax Lawyer, 1986-2008, Estate Planners Quarterly.


    Member Columbus Estate Planning Council, since 1964, president, 1973, Muscogee County BOE, 1972-1982, vice chair, 1976-1982. Trustee Temple Israel Inc., president, 1997-1999, 2002-2004. Trustee Institute for Study American Cultures, since 1983, president since 1997.

    Special advisor Muscogee County School District Health Improvement Program, Columbus, 1983-2002. Trustee Resource One Foundation since 1985, Columbus State University Foundation 1987, City of Columbus Pension Board, since 1992, Columbus State University Foundation, since 1993, Inns of Court Columbus Chapter, since 2009. President Institute for Study American Cultures, since 2002.

    Fellow American College Tax Counsel (regent 11th circuit since 2006), American College Employee Benefits Counsel, American College Trust and Estate Counsel. Member American Bar Association (chairman tax section personal service organization committee 1978-1980, chairman tax section membership committee 1983-1986, counsel tax section 1989-1996, assistant secretary 1989-1991, secretary 1991-1993, task force on alternate tax system 1996-1998, task force tax code simplification 2000-2002, division coordinator liaison to Internal Revenue Service division samll business/self employed 2000-2002), State Bar Georgia (chairman tax section 1981-1982), Junior Chamber of Commerce (president Columbus chapter 1966), Kiwanis Club Greater Columbus (president 1971-1972).



    Reading, swimming, weightlifting.


    • Married Judye Rose Spielberger, August 11, 1957. Children: Alvin L., Wendy F., Tracy A., S. Beth.
    • father: Alvin L. Harris Wolpin
    • mother: Harriett (Berman) Wolpin
    • spouse: Judye Rose Spielberger
    • children: Alvin L. Harris
    • Wendy F. Harris
    • Tracy A. Harris
    • S. Beth Harris
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    Born March 13, 1934