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Harris Clemon Bostic

Harris Clemon Bostic, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1970, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1971, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1977, United States Supreme Court 1977. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award, Morehouse College, Atlanta, 1975, Chief Justice award, Sigma Delta Tau, 1972, Man of Year award, Y's Men International, 1976.


  • Bostic, Harris Clemon was born on September 21, 1938 in Atlanta. Son of Clemon and Lizzie Mae (Daniel) Bostic.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Morehouse College, 1960. Master of Arts, Atlanta University, 1962. Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1966.

      Master of Laws, George Washington University, 1967.


    • Attorney Neighborhood Legal Center, Washington, 1966. Attorney, researcher Garland & Garland, Atlanta, 1966—1970. Counsel Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1970—1971.

      Partner Johnson & Bostic, 1971—1974. Principal, counselor law Harris C. Bostic & Associates PC, since 1974. Director, general counsel Southeastern Training Corporation, since 1977.

      General counsel United States Veterinary Clubs, since 1983, Fulton County Development Authority, Atlanta, since 1983. President Omega Chapter Y Men International, Atlanta, 1972. Board directors Butler St. Young Men’s Christian Association, 1978.

      Vice president Democratic Clubs Georgia, 1973.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1970, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1971, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1977, United States Supreme Court 1977.


    The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist


    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.


    Fellow: National Bar Association (board directors Atlanta chapter 1976). Member: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Morehouse College Alumni Association (general counsel since 1975), Georgia Conference Black Lawyers (vice president 1978-1979, Lawyer of Year 1980), Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Gate City Bar Association 1979-1980, Atlanta Bar Association, Bay Country (treasurer 1978-1980), Loch Lomond (president 1980-1981), Masons (32 degree).


    • Married Joyce Elaine Pauline Bostic, September 9, 1960. Children: Kenneth G., Harris Clemon II, Joi LaTric, Anthony T.
    • father: Clemon Bostic
    • mother: Lizzie Mae (Daniel) Bostic
    • spouse: Joyce Elaine Pauline Bostic
    • children: Kenneth G. Bostic
    • Harris Clemon II Bostic
    • Joi LaTric Bostic
    • Anthony T. Bostic
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    Born September 21, 1938