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James Leroy Newland was American bank executive. Recipient medallion Boys Club American, 1980, Southeastern Pacemaker award, 1984, Bronze Keystone award, 1990.


Newland, James Leroy was born on December 8, 1942 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Hillery Reid and Annie Mae (Bowden) Newland.


Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, University Georgia, 1966.


Trainee First National Bank of Athens (Georgia), 1966-1969, The Citizens and Southern National Bank (now Nations Bank), Athens, 1969-1970, assistant trust officer, 1970-1975, trust officer, 1975-1980, assistant vice president, 1980-1987, vice president, 1987-1992. Vice president, trust officer Athens 1st Bank & Trust Company, 1992-1995. Vice president Commercial Banking, 1995-1997.

Retired, 1997

Instructor American Institute Banking, Athens, 1981-1982.


Treasurer Northeast Georgia United Way, Athens, 1974-1980. Member Civil Service Commission, Athens, 1974-1976. Trustee Georgia Banking Schools of Georgia Banking Association, 1986-1989.

Member constitution committee Boys Clubs American, 1986-1988, national board trustees, since 1987, vice chairman national area council committee, since 1987. Member mission board General Assemlby, Presbyterian Church, co-chairman churchwide campaign, 1984-1988, member mission responsibility through investments committee, since 1997. President, board directors Jeannette Rankin Foundation, 1991-1992.

President, trustee Athens Neighborhood Health Center, 1990-1992. Member Athens Regional Medical Center Hospital Authority, since 1992. Member Rotary International.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, boating, golf, walking.


Married Dorothy Greve Sams, March 19, 1966. Children: Harriet Greve, James L. Junior.

Hillery Reid Newland

Annie Mae (Bowden) Newland

Dorothy Greve Sams

Harriet Greve Newland

James L. Junior Newland