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Harry Stevens Baxter, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1941. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University Georgia Law School, 1967.

Background

Baxter, Harry Stevens was born on August 25, 1915 in Ashburn, Georgia, United States. Son of James Hubert and Anna (Stevens) Baxter.

Education

Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, U. Georgia, 1936;Bachelor of Laws summa cum laude, U. Georgia, 1939;postgraduate, Yale University, 1939-1940.

Career

Worked at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. Admitted to the bar, 1941, Georgia. Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa.

Chairman, Georgia Board of Bar Examiners, 1961-1966. Member, 1979-1985 and Chairman, 1984-1985, Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission. President, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 1957.

Member: Atlanta and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Georgia (Chairman, Younger Lawyers Section, 1947-1948). Lawyers Club of Atlanta (President, 1958-1959).

American Law Institute. Fellow: American Bar Foundation. Georgia Bar Foundation.

Achievements

  • Bar: Georgia 1941.

Membership

President Atlanta Community Chest, 1963. Member board visitors University Georgia Law School, 1965-1968, chairman, 1965-1966, chairman alumni advisory committee on reorganization, 1963-1964. Chairman chancellor's alumni advisory committee on selection of president University Georgia, 1966-1967.

General co-chairman Joint Georgia Technology-Georgia Development Fund, 1967. Trustee University Georgia Foundation, chairman, 1973-1976. Former William E. Honey Foundation, St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, 1976-1984.

Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, American Law Institute, Atlanta Chamber C. (director 1959-1962), Atlanta Legal Aid Society (president 1956-1957), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi Clubs: Capital City (president 1965-1967), Lawyers (president 1958-1959), Piedmont Driving, Commerce, University Yacht.

Connections

Married Edith Ann Teasley, April 4, 1943. Children: Anna Katherine Baxter Worley (deceased), Nancy Julia.

father:
James Hubert Baxter

mother:
Anna (Stevens) Baxter

spouse:
Edith Ann Teasley

child:
Anna Katherine Baxter Worley Baxter (deceased)

child:
Nancy Julia Baxter