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Arthur Wooten Orr Edit Profile

Lawyer , State legislator

Arthur Wooten Orr, American state legislator, lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1989, District of Columbia 1991, United States District Court (northern district) Alabama 1992, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1993. Recipient Heritage award Decatur Heritage Christian Academy, 1997, Communications award Points of Light Foundation, 1996.

Background

Orr, Arthur Wooten was born on May 25, 1964 in Decatur, Alabama, United States. Son of Rufus Wilson and Florence Blythe (Patton) Orr.

Education

Bachelor in English, Wake Forest University, 1986. Juris Doctor, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1989.

Career

Orr has provided community service both locally, in the region of Decatur/Morgan County, Alabama, and internationally. Internationally, he served in Nepal as a volunteer with the Peace Corps, in Bangladesh as a new country developer, and in the Pacific Ocean region of Asia with Habitat for Humanity International as staff attorney. Locally, Orr holds various positions on a number of boards.

He is treasurer to the Chamber of Commerce. He serves as president of the Community Foundation, the Decatur Rotary Club, Main Street Decatur and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He is the chairman of the Calhoun College Foundation, the City Beautification Board and the Volunteer Center.

Orr also sits on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the Community Free Clinic which he helped establish to assist the working poor. Orr is an alumnus of Wake Forest University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts, and the University of Alabama School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor degree.

Achievements

  • Bar: Alabama 1989, District of Columbia 1991, United States District Court (northern district) Alabama 1992, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1993.

Membership

President Volunteer Center of Morgan County, Decatur, 1997. Chairman board Decatur Heritage Christian Academy, Decatur, 1996-1997. Member Morgan County Bar Association (president young lawyers division 1995-1996), Rotary Club of Decatur, Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1993-1994), Decatur C. of Chamber (board directors 1993-1994).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, jogging.

Connections

Married Amy Wallace Bethshares. 1 child Jack.

father:
Rufus Wilson Orr

mother:
Florence Blythe (Patton) Orr

spouse:
Amy Wallace Bethshares

child:
Jack Orr