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Harris Clemon Bostic, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1970, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1971, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1977, United States Supreme Court 1977. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award, Morehouse College, Atlanta, 1975, Chief Justice award, Sigma Delta Tau, 1972, Man of Year award, Y's Men International, 1976.

Background

Bostic, Harris Clemon was born on September 21, 1938 in Atlanta. Son of Clemon and Lizzie Mae (Daniel) Bostic.

Education

Bachelor, Morehouse College, 1960. Master of Arts, Atlanta University, 1962. Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1966.

Master of Laws, George Washington University, 1967.

Career

Attorney Neighborhood Legal Center, Washington, 1966. Attorney, researcher Garland & Garland, Atlanta, 1966—1970. Counsel Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1970—1971.

Partner Johnson & Bostic, 1971—1974. Principal, counselor law Harris C. Bostic & Associates PC, since 1974. Director, general counsel Southeastern Training Corporation, since 1977.

General counsel United States Veterinary Clubs, since 1983, Fulton County Development Authority, Atlanta, since 1983. President Omega Chapter Y Men International, Atlanta, 1972. Board directors Butler St. Young Men’s Christian Association, 1978.

Vice president Democratic Clubs Georgia, 1973.

Religion

The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

Politics

Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.

Views

In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

Membership

Fellow: National Bar Association (board directors Atlanta chapter 1976). Member: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Morehouse College Alumni Association (general counsel since 1975), Georgia Conference Black Lawyers (vice president 1978-1979, Lawyer of Year 1980), Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Gate City Bar Association 1979-1980, Atlanta Bar Association, Bay Country (treasurer 1978-1980), Loch Lomond (president 1980-1981), Masons (32 degree).

Connections

Married Joyce Elaine Pauline Bostic, September 9, 1960. Children: Kenneth G., Harris Clemon II, Joi LaTric, Anthony T.