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Harlan Hobart Grooms, American judge. Bar: Kentucky, Alabama. Trustee Samford University; Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha.

Background

Grooms, Harlan Hobart was born on November 7, 1900 in Jeffersonville, Kentucky, United States.

Education

Juris Doctor, University Kentucky. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Samford University.

Career

Born in Montgomery County, Kentucky, Grooms received an LL.B. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1926, and was in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama from 1926 to 1953, also serving in the United States Army Reserve from 1926 to 1939. Grooms was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 31, 1953, and received his commission on August 3, 1953. He assumed senior status on February 3, 1969, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1991.

On July 1, 1955, Judge Grooms entered an order in the case of Lucy v. Adams, D.C., 134 F.Supp. 235, permanently enjoining the Dean of Admissions of the University of Alabama from denying Negroes the right to enroll therein and pursue courses of study thereat solely on account of their race or color.

Achievements

  • Bar: Kentucky, Alabama.

Religion

On July 23, 1953, Grooms was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama vacated by Clarence Mullins.

Politics

Every Christian of voting age should exercise his or her God-given responsibility and constitutionally guaranteed right to engage in the political life by voting in every appropriate election.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

Trustee Samford University. Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Civitan.

Connections

Married Angeline M. Grooms. Children: Harlan Hobart, Ellen Elizabeth, John Franklin, Angeline.

spouse:
Angeline M. Grooms

child:
Harlan Hobart Grooms

child:
Ellen Elizabeth Grooms

child:
John Franklin Grooms

child:
Angeline Grooms