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Ralph Michael Raiford

Ralph Michael Raiford, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1978, United States District Court (middle district) Alabama 1979, United States District Court (middle district) Georgia 1980, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1980. Member of American Bar Association, Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of C. (president 1989), Russell County Bar Association 1981-1982, American Trial Lawyers Association, Lions Lodge (vice president 1981-1984).

Background

  • Raiford, Ralph Michael was born on September 10, 1945 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Son of Jones C. and Helen (Thompson) Raiford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, University Alabama, 1967. Master of Business Administration, University Alabama, 1973. Juris Doctor, Birmingham School Law, 1978.

    Career

    • Private practice, Phenix City, Alabama, since 1978. Commissioner Phenix City Housing Authority, since 1988. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1968-1972.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1978, United States District Court (middle district) Alabama 1979, United States District Court (middle district) Georgia 1980, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1980.

    Politics

    Christians should exercise vigorously their responsibilities to participate in the political process by registering to vote, educating themselves about the issues, and voting according to their biblical beliefs, convictions, and values.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Only adults could be baptized and only by total immersion in water.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of C. (president 1989), Russell County Bar Association 1981-1982, American Trial Lawyers Association, Lions Lodge (vice president 1981-1984).

    Connections

    • Married April Smith, June 21, 1969. Children: Andrew G., Anne E.
    • father: Jones C. Raiford
    • mother: Helen (Thompson) Raiford
    • spouse: April Smith
    • children: Andrew G. Raiford
    • Anne E. Raiford
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    Born September 10, 1945
    (age 72)
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