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director , Insurance company executive

Ira Lee Burleson, American insurance company executive, director. Bar: Alabama 1948.


Burleson, Ira Lee was born on June 6, 1920 in Athens, Alabama, United States. Son of Luther A. and Marie (Witt) Burleson.


Bachelor of Science, Florence State College, Alabama, 1940. Postgraduate, University Alabama, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1948.


Worked at Spain & Gillon, L.L.C. (Birmingham, Alabama) specializing in General Corporate Practice. Insurance, Taxation, Securities, Real Estate, Probate, Municipal Finance and Bankruptcy Law. Civil Litigation. Trials.

Admitted to the bar, 1948, Alabama. 1961, United States. Supreme Court. Associate, Spain, Gillon, Grooms & Young, 1948-1950.

With Liberty National Life Insurance Company and Torchmark Corporation, 1950-1986--retired as Vice-Chairman of Board and General Counsel, 1986. Member: Birmingham and American Bar Associations. Alabama State Bar; Association of Life Insurance Counsel (President, 1981).

American Council of Life Insurance (Chairman, Legal Section, 1973). [Commander, USNR, 1942-1946]. Spain, Gillon was founded in Birmingham in 1912 and is one of the oldest law firms in Birmingham and in the State of Alabama.


  • Bar: Alabama 1948.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to legal journals.


Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.


When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.


The word of God can be discovered only through the Bible.


Trustee Birmingham-Southern College, 1979. Board directors Associate Industries Alabama, United Funds Inc. Served to Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, PTO. Member American Bar Association (vice chairman committee life insurance law), Alabama Bar Association (vice chairman section corporation law), Association Life Insurance Counsel (president 1980), American Society Corporation Secretaries, American Life Insurance Association (chairman legal section 1973), American Council Life Insurance, United States Chamber of Commerce (antitrust council), Alabama Chamber of Commerce (director).

Clubs: The Club, Shoal Creek Country, Country of Birmingham (Birmingham). Lodge: Kiwanis.


Married Anna Kate Givens, September 7, 1948 (deceased 1982).

Luther A. Burleson

Marie (Witt) Burleson

Anna Kate Givens