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Robert Russell Kracke

Robert Russell Kracke, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1965, United States Tax Court 1971, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.


  • Kracke, Robert Russell was born on February 27, 1938 in Decatur, Georgia, United States. Son of Roy Rachford and Virginia Carolyn (Minter) Kracke.

  • Education

    • Student, Birmingham Southern College. Bachelor, Samford University, 1962. Juris Doctor, Cumberland School Law, 1965.


    • Individual practice law, Birmingham, Alabama, since 1965. Founding partner Kracke and Thompson, since 1980. With United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1961.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1965, United States Tax Court 1971, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.


    • Editor: Birmingham Bar Bull, since 1974. Member board editors: Alabama Lawyer, 1980-1986, 2003-2007. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Coordinating committee National Convention of American Red Cross of the United States, since 1999. President, treasurer November Organ Recital Series, since 1999, chief administrative officer, 1970—1999. President Housing Agency Retarded Citizens.

    President Alabama chapter National Voluntary Health Agencies, 1988—1989. Executive committee legal counsel Birmingham Opera Theatre, 1983—1995. Active Democratic Executive Committee, 1970—1998.

    Deacon Indiana Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, 1973—1976, elder, 1999—2003, trustee The International Pre-School Center Foundation, since 2004, president adult choir, 1968—1999, board directors, Alabama Association Retarded Citizens, Jefferson County Association Retarded Citizens, 1983—1991, president-elect, 1994—1996, president, 1996—1998. Board directors, founding president Alabama chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Board directors American Red Cross of Alabama, 1996—1998, Found.of American Red Cross.

    Vice president, board directors Mental Retardation/Development Disabilities Health Care Authority of Jefferson County, 2003—2006. Member of American Bar Association (award merit law day 1976), United States Supreme Court History Society, American Judicature Society, Alabama Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association (executive committee, law library chairman, law day 1976, bulletin, history and archives committee), Birmingham-Jefferson History Society (board directors, editor newsletter), Alabama History Association, Southern History Association, Rotary (president Shades Valley club 1988-1989, secretary district 6860 1990-1991, director 2005-2006, district coordinator communications, board directors, secretary educational foundation, Paul Harris fellow), The Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta (president chapter 1964-1965).


    • Married Barbara Anne Pilgrim, December 18, 1965. Children: Shannon Ruth, Robert Russell, Rebecca Anne, Susan Lynn.
    • father: Roy Rachford Kracke
    • mother: Virginia Carolyn (Minter) Kracke
    • spouse: Barbara Anne Pilgrim
    • children: Shannon Ruth Kracke
    • Robert Russell Kracke
    • Rebecca Anne Kracke
    • Susan Lynn Kracke
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    Born February 27, 1938