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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.

Achievements

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

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