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David Henry Gambrell, American lawyer


GAMBRELL, David was born on December 20, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Son of E. Smythe Gambrell and Kathleen Hagood.


Bachelor of Science, Davidson College, 1949. Juris Doctor cum laude, Harvard University, 1952.


Private practice, Atlanta, 1952-1954, 56–. Teaching fellow at Harvard Law School, 1954-1955. Partner of firm Gambrell & Stolz, LLP, 1963—2007.

Senior counsel of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, since 2007. United States senator from Georgia to succeed Richard B. Russell Committees on Banking and Space, 1971-1972. 1st lieutenant of Infantry Reserve United States Army, 1949-1956.


  • Other Work

    • Board editors: American Bar Association Jour, 1969-1970.


Chairman of Georgia Governor's Committee on Postsecondary Education, 1978-1979. Board directors National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1965-1969. Chairman of Democratic Party of Georgia, 1970-1971.

Trustee Georgia Legal History Foundation, since 1996, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, 1997-2003. Board directors, vice president of executive committee Buckhead Coalition, Inc., since 2003. Member of American Bar Association (house of deals 1975), Atlanta Bar Association (president 1965-1966, Leadership award 2007), State Bar Georgia (president 1967-1968, Distinguished Service award 2002), Lawyers Club Atlanta, Georgia C. of Chamber (board directors 1989-1992), North Carolina Society Cincinnati, Georgia History Society (board curators 1999-2001), Metropolitan Club Washington, Piedmont Driving Club, Commerce Club, Capital City Club, Peachtree Golf Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa.


Married to Luck Coleman Flanders, October 16, 1953. Children: Luck Coleman, David Henry, Alice Kathleen Hagood, Mary Latimer.

E. Smythe Gambrell

Kathleen (Hagood) Gambrell

Luck Coleman Flanders

Luck Coleman Gambrell

David Henry Gambrell

Alice Kathleen Hagood Gambrell

Mary Latimer Gambrell