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Eugene Luke McCracken

Eugene Luke McCracken, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1958, United States District Court (southern district) Georgia 1959, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1961, United States Supreme Court 1978. Recipient Named Savannah's Outstanding Young Man of Year, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1966, Sword of Hope award, American Cancer Society, 1968.

Background

  • McCracken, Eugene Luke was born on August 9, 1932 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Son of John and Estelle (Powers) McCracken.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Armstrong State College, 1952. Bachelor, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia,, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, University Georgia, Athens, 1957.

    Career

    • Associate Brannen, Clark & Hester, Savannah, 1958—1964. Sole practice, since 1964. Assistant district attorney Chatham County, Georgia, 1963—1964.

      Assistant city attorney City of Savannah, 1970—1974. Judge pro tempore Juvenile Court Chatham County, 1974—1980.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1958, United States District Court (southern district) Georgia 1959, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1961, United States Supreme Court 1978.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Chatham County Zoning Board Appeals, 1967—1970. Board directors United Way Savannah, 1973—1974. Chairman Chatham County Representatives, 1985—1987.

    Chairman 1st congressional district Georgia Republican Party, 1987—1989. Member of St. Andrews Society Savannah, Hibernian Society Savannah (president 2004-2005), Armstrong State College Alumni Association 1973, 1983, Savannah (Georgia) Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Kelly Morekis, May 9, 1964.
    • father: John McCracken
    • mother: Estelle (Powers) McCracken
    • spouse: Helen Kelly Morekis
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