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Ernest Jonah Yates

Ernest Jonah Yates, American lawyer. Bar: United States District Court Georgia, Georgia 1970, United States Tax Court 1973, United States Supreme Court 1980.

Background

  • Yates, Ernest Jonah was born on April 27, 1945 in Tallahassee. Son of Ernest N. and Itara M. Yates.

  • Education

    • AB, Valdosta College, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Georgia, 1970.

    Career

    • Associate, partner Whitley & Sims, Tifton, Georgia, 1970—1976. Private practice, since 1976.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: United States District Court Georgia, Georgia 1970, United States Tax Court 1973, United States Supreme Court 1980.

    Politics

    Christians should be dedicated to the holy responsibility and privilege of loving people of all races and ethnicities in religious communities.

    Religion

    Hell is a real place existing outside of God—an eternal separation between soul and God. Hell was created originally for Satan and his devils as a place of incredible torment.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Baptist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

    Membership

    Board directors Tift Area Concert Association, Tift Area Young Men’s Christian Association. Member Tift County Development Authority, since 1982, Tifton-Tift County Consolidation Charter Commission, since 1983. Member of American Bar Association, Tift County Chamber of C. (president 1982-1983), American Judicature Society, Commercial Law League, Tifton Bar Association 1974, State Bar Georgia, Elks Club (Tifton), Sertoma Club 1980-1981, Kiwanis Club 1973-1974, Phi Alpha Delta, Valdosta State College Alumni Association (director).

    Connections

    • Married Marhsa Spurlock (divorced). Children: Jessica Lynn, Marnie McAllister.
    • father: Ernest N.
    • mother: Itara M. Yates
    • spouse: Marhsa Spurlock
    • children: Jessica Lynn Yates
    • Marnie McAllister Yates
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    Born April 27, 1945
    (age 72)
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