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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.


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


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


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.


  • Bar: Kentucky, Alabama.


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.


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.


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.


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


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

Angeline M. Grooms

Harlan Hobart Grooms

Ellen Elizabeth Grooms

John Franklin Grooms

Angeline Grooms