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Morton Gerald Forbes

Morton Gerald Forbes, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1965, United States District Court (middle district) Georgia 1965, United States District Court (southern district) Georgia 1968, United States District Court (northern district) Georgia 1993, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1974, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1972, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.

Background

  • Forbes, Morton Gerald was born on July 12, 1938 in Atlanta. Son of Arthur Mark and Mary Dean (Power) Forbes.

  • Education

    • AB, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1962. Juris Doctor, University Georgia, Athens, 1965.

    Career

    • Associate Pierce, Ranitz, Lee, Berry & Mahoney, 1967-1970. Partner Pierce, Ranitz, Berry, Mahoney & Forbes, 1970-1976, Pierce, Ranitz, Mahoney, Forbes & Coolidge, 1976-1981. Partner, secretary Ranitz, Mahoney, Forbes & Coolidge, Professional Corporation, 1981-1991, Forbes & Bowman, Savannah, Georgia, 1991—2007, Forbes, Foster & Pool, since 2007.

      General counsel Georgia Federal Young Republican Clubs, 1971-1972. Guest lecturer department dental hygiene Armstrong State College, 1970-1972.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1965, United States District Court (middle district) Georgia 1965, United States District Court (southern district) Georgia 1968, United States District Court (northern district) Georgia 1993, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1974, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1972, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Savannah Port Authority (now Savannah Economic Development Authority), 1973-2003, chairman, 1979-1981. Member Chatham County Development Authority, 1973-1980. National committee National Federation Young Representatives, 1973.

    Economic advisory council Coastal Area Planning and Development Authority, since 1980. Board directors Savannah Symphony Society, 1971-1975. Georgia delegate to Japan/Southeast Trade Mission, Kyoto, Japan, 1983, Southeast Asia United States of America/Japan Association meeting, Birmingham, Alabama, 1984.

    With United States Navy, 1965-1967. Member American Bar Association, International Association Defense Counsel, Federation Defense and Corporation Counsel (state representative, admission committee), State Bar Georgia, Alabama Defense Lawyer Association (honorary), American Judicature Society, National Association Bond Counsel, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (vice president since 1987, member executive committee 1988, board directors, executive vice president 1990-1991, president 1991-1992), Savannah Bar Association (executive committee 1989-1994, president 1992-1993), Libel Defense Resource Center, Defense Research Institute (state chairman 1992-1999, board directors 1999-2002), Savannah Economic Development Action Council (founding), Savannah Area Wofford College Alumni Club (past president), Society of the Cincinnati (Virginia), St. Andrews Society (treasurer), Society Colonial Wars (lieutenant governor), Sons of Revolution (secretary 1988-1992), Chatham Club, Savannah Yacht Club, The Landings Club.

    Connections

    • Married Eunice Lee Haynsworth, January 25, 1963. Children: John, Ashley, Sarah.
    • father: Arthur Mark Forbes
    • mother: Mary Dean (Power) Forbes
    • spouse: Eunice Lee Haynsworth
    • children: John Forbes
    • Ashley Forbes
    • Sarah Forbes
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    Born July 12, 1938
    Nationality

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