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Jerry Thomas Jarrett

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Jerry Thomas Jarrett, American lawyer. Bar: Indiana 1981, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Indiana 1981. Recipient Recognition award, Indiana Black Expo, Inc., 1982, Northwest Indiana Open Housing Center, Gary, 1983.

Background

Jarrett, Jerry Thomas was born on October 26, 1954 in Ripley, Tennessee, United States. Son of Lawrence Volly and Rosie B. (Harston) Jarrett.

Education

Bachelor in History, Langston University, 1977. Juris Doctor, Valparaiso. University, 1981.

Career

Law clerk Lake County Prosecutor' General’ s Office, Indiana, 1979—1981, deputy prosecuting attorney, 1981—1983. Private practice Hammond, since 1981. Assistant city attorney, since 1984.

Attorney Hammond Housing Authority, since 1984, Indiana State Black Expo, Hammond, since 1981. Participating attorney pro-bono project Cook County Bar Association, Chicago, since 1981. Board directors legal review committee Greater Hammond Community, since 1984.

Board directors Bethany Day Care Center, Hammond, since 1982, Mount Zion Housing Authority, Inc., Hammond, since 1983.

Achievements

  • Bar: Indiana 1981, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Indiana 1981.

Religion

Bible is the only source of theology and Christian doctrine.

Views

The family is encompassing a wider range of options than that of the two-generational unit of parents and children.

Membership

Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Association For Justice, American Bar Association, Thurgood Marshall Law Association, Hammond Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Black American Law Students Association, Kappa Alpha Psi.

Connections

Married Theresa Burnett, December 15, 1984.

father:
Lawrence Volly Jarrett

mother:
Rosie B. (Harston) Jarrett

spouse:
Theresa Burnett

Politics

Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.