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Alvin Tennyson Prestwood, American Lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1956, United States Court Appeals (6th and 11th circuits) 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972. Decorated Combat Infantry Badge.; recipient Sigma Delta Kappa Scholastic Achievement award University Alabama School Law, 1956, Law Day Moot Court award University Alabama School Law, 1956.


Prestwood, Alvin Tennyson was born on June 18, 1929 in Roeton, Alabama, United States. Son of Garret Felix and Jimmie (Payne) Prestwood.


Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Alabama, 1970.


Worked at Volz, Prestwood, Hanan, Foshee & George, P.C. (Montgomery, Alabama) specializing in Governmental Relations, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Trial and Appellate Practice, Employment Law. Admitted to the bar, 1956, Alabama. 1963, United States. District Court, Middle District of Alabama.

1969, United States. Supreme Court. 1978, United States. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama. 1981, United States. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Farrah Order of Jurisprudence. Law Clerk, Alabama Supreme Court, 1956-1957. Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama, 1957-1959.

Commissioner, Alabama Department of Pensions and Security, 1959-1963. Secretary, National Council of State Public Welfare Administrators, 1962. Member, Advisory Council to Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1962.

Member, Board of Trustees, Montgomery Baptist Hospital, 1967-1973. Chair, Judiciary's Image Evaluation Task Force and Lawyers Conference Committee on Judicial Performance and Conduct. Member: Montgomery County (Chairman, Executive Committee, 1971), Federal and American Bar Associations.

Alabama State Bar (Member, Legislative Committee, 1971. Chairman, Section of Administrative Law, 1972-1973. 1977-1978; 1982-1983).

American Trial Lawyers Association.


President Morningview School Parent Teacher Association, 1970. Chairman American Nursing Home Association Legal Committee, 1972. Board directors Montgomery Baptist Hospital, 1958-1965.

Chairman of the Board management East Montgomery Young Men’s Christian Association, 1969. Chairman deacons Cloverdale Baptist Church, 1994, 95, 98. Served to First lieutenant, infantry Army of the United States, 1951-1953.

Member American Bar Association (Chairman of Commission on judicial preformance and conduct 1996, chairman Judiciary's Image Evaluation Task Force), Alabama Bar Association (chairman administrative law section 1972, 78, 83, 97), Montgomery County Bar Association (chairman of the executive committee 1971), Farrah Order Jurisprudence, Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference, American Trial Lawyers Association, American Judicature Society.


Married Sue Burleson Lee, November 27, 1974. Children: Ann Celeste Prestwood Peeples, Alison Bennett, Cynthia Joyce Lee Koplos, William Alvin Lee, Garret Courtney.