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James Davis Gillespie

James Davis Gillespie, American lawyer. Bar: North Carolina 1980, United States District Court (middle district) 1982, United States District Court (western district) North Carolina 1983, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1984.

Background

  • Gillespie, James Davis was born on April 30, 1955 in Elkin, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Banner and Jerry Sue (Swaim) Gillespie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1977. Juris Doctor, Samford University, 1980.

    Career

    • Partner Neaves & Gillespie, P.A., Elkin, since 1980. Member Surry-Yadkin Mental Health Authority, Mount Airy, North Carolina, 1981-1991, vice chairman, 1987-1989, chairman 1990-1991.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Carolina 1980, United States District Court (middle district) 1982, United States District Court (western district) North Carolina 1983, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1984.

    Works

    • Board editors: Cumberland Law Review, 1978-1980.

    Politics

    A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. It is not something that people have to do to create a relationship with God. God has already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.

    Membership

    Commissioner Town of Jonesville, North Carolina, 1983-1985, mayor, 1985-1993. Member executive committee Northwest Piedmont Council Governments, 1987, secretary, 1988-1989, chairman, 1990-1991. Member American Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Surry County Bar Association, Elkin Junior Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1981-1983, vice president 1983-1984), North Carolina Academy Trial Lawyers, Yadkin Valley College of C. (charter, board directors 1987-1990), Phi Alpha Delta, Society Curia Honoris.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, basketball, reading, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Tommie Lee Johnson, August 13, 1977 (divorced December 1995). 1 child, John Foster. Married Regina Lee Robinson, July 11, 1998.
    • father: John Banner Gillespie
    • mother: Jerry Sue (Swaim) Gillespie
    • spouses: Tommie Lee Johnson
    • Regina Lee Robinson
    • child: John Foster Gillespie
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    Born April 30, 1955
    (age 62)
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