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Curtis S. Person, state senator, lawyer award Memphis/Shelby County Bar Assn; award Tenn; award Tenn; award MemphisCivitan Club, 1986, Disting; award County Officials Assn; award Tenn; award Eagle Forum, 1994, Bill Bates Legis; award United Tenn; award Tenn; award County Officials Association.

Background

Person,, Curtis S. was born on November 27, 1934.

Education

Married; Bachelor of Science, Memphis State University, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, U. Mississippi, 1959.

Career

Chief legal officer Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County. Former member Tennessee House of Representatives. Member Tennessee Senate, 1968.

Senate Republican whip, 1973-1976, minority caucus chairman, 1976-1982. Chairman Senate Judiciary committee 95th-100th General Assemblies. President, Memphis-Shelby County Mental Health Association, 1969-1973, Handicapped Inc., 1972-1974.

Chairman Memphis Commision on Drug Abuse, 1970-1971. Charter president Memphis State Tiger Rebounders. Past trustee Memphis State University.

Executive committeeman St. Jude's Memphis Open Golf Classic. Co-chairman Shelby County Legislation Delaware, 1973-1974, vice chairman, 1970, 75, 76, 85-88. Chairman Shelby Republican Delaware, 1977, 83-84.

Member of advisory board Junior League Memphis, 1995-1998. Vice chairman Select Committee Children and Youth, 1997, ex officio Senate Member, Juvenile Justice Reform Commission, 1998. Named Memphis and Tennessee Outstanding Young Man of Year, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969, Outstanding Legislator of Year, Government Leader Against Drunk Driving, Tennessee Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1988, Legislator of Year, Tennessee Alcohol and Drug Association, 1988.

Recipient Liberty Bell Freedom award Memphis/Shelby County Bar Association, 1969, Tennessee Advances of Year for Handicapped children, 1978, Outstanding Svc to Children award Tennessee Council Juvenile Court Judges, 1981, Pres'. Svc. award Tennessee Juvenile Court Superior vena cava syndrome Association, 1981, Americanism award MemphisCivitan Club, 1986, Distinguished Svc. award County Officials Association Tennessee, 1989, Community Svc. award Tennessee Medical Association, 1989, Eagle award Eagle Forum, 1994, Bill Bates Legislation award United Tennessee League, 1994, Champion for Children award Tennessee Association Child Care, 1995, Outstanding Legislator award County Officials Association Tennessee, 1996.

Membership

President Memphis-Shelby County Mental Health Association, 1969-1973, Handicapped Inc., 1972-1974. Chairman Memphis Commission Drug Abuse, 1970-1971. Charter president Memphis State Tiger Rebounders.

Past trustee Memphis State University. Executive committeeman St. Jude's Memphis Open Golf Classic. Co-chairman Shelby County Legislation Delaware, 1973-1974, vice chairman, 1970, 75, 76, 85-88.

Chairman Shelby Republican Delaware, 1977, 83-84. Member advisory board Junior League Memphis, 1995-1998. Vice chairman Select Committee Children and Youth, 1997-2002, ex officio Senate Member, Juvenile Justice Reform Commission, 1998.

Connections

Married; 6 children.