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Lawyer

James M. Poyner, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Corporate Financing Law, Savings and Loan Law Retired.

Background

Poyner, James Marion was born on September 18, 1914 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Marion and Mary (Smedes) Poyner.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1935. Master of Science, North Carolina State University, 1937. Juris Doctor, Duke University, 1940.

Career

Private practice, Raleigh, 1946-1951;partner, Poyner, Geraghty, Hartsfield & Townsend, Raleigh, 1951-1986;of counsel, Poyner & Spruill, Raleigh, 1986-1995;retired, Poyner & Spruill, Raleigh, 1995. Co-founder Cameron-Brown Company (now 1st Union Mortgage Company). Life director 1st Union Corporation, 1st Union National Bank.

Chairman, Board Of Directors Eastern Standard Insurance Company, George Smedes Poyner Founds.

Achievements

  • Bar: North Carolina 1940.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Orchestra leader, trombonist, arranger, Jimmy Poyner and His Orchestra, 1933-1938.

Membership

Member North Carolina Senate, 1955-1959. Past chairman of the board of trustees St. Mary's College. Past Chairman of the Board World Golf Hall of Fame.

Past chairman trustees North Carolina Symphony Society Served with Chemical Warfare Service, Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association (president 1967-1968, director 1963-1967), American Judicature Society (director 1973-1977), Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (past president), Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Florence I Chan, February 24, 1945. Children: Susan Poyner Moore, Chan Poyner Pike, Margaret Poyner Galbraith, Edythe Poyner Lumdsen, James Marion III.

father:
James Marion Poyner

mother:
Mary (Smedes) Poyner

spouse:
Florence I Chan

child:
Susan Poyner Moore Poyner

child:
Chan Poyner Pike Poyner

child:
Margaret Poyner Galbraith Poyner

child:
Edythe Poyner Lumdsen Poyner

child:
James Marion III Poyner