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James Edward Tease

James Edward Tease, American judge. Bar: Alabama 1964. Named Florence Outstanding Young Man Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1974, Alumnus of Year University N. Alabama, 1975.

Background

Tease, James Edward was born on December 28, 1939 in Sheffield, Alabama, United States. Son of James Albert and Hattie Wayne (Counts) Tease.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Florence State University, 1961. Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1964. Graduate, National College State Judiciary, 1971.

Career

General practice law, Florence, 1965-1967;city prosecutor, Florence, 1966-1967;deputy district attorney, Lauderdale County, Alabama, 1967-1971;circuit judge, 11th Judicial Circuit Alabama, Florence, 1971-1989;extra judge, Alabama Court Civil Appeals, 1989;United States administrative law judge, Social Security Administration, Office Hearings & Appeals, Florence, Alabama, since 1989. Member Alabama Constitutional Commission. Chairman Alabama Citizens Advisory Committee on Election Reform.

Judge Alabama Court of Judiciary, 1981-1989.

Religion

In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose the right path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith believers voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

Views

A person’s joy comes through relationships rather than purpose. In fact, it is the relationships that give meaning to services, ministries, and zeal.

Membership

Board of directors Regional Library System. Served with Army of the United States, 1964-1965. Member American Judicature Society, National Conference State Trial Judges, Alabama Association Circuit Judges (president 1986), Lauderdale County Bar Association (president), American Legion, Sigma Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Anne Elizabeth Gilley, September 2, 1972.

Politics

Racism is sin because it disregards the image of God in all people and denies the truth of the Gospel that believers are all one in Him.