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Lawyer

John Bell Towill, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1929, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1929, trial and appellate courts 1929.

Background

Towill, John Bell was born on April 5, 1907 in Batesburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of John Bell and Daisy (Pearce) Towill.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Washington and Lee University, 1929. Doctor of Laws, Washington and Lee University, 1972.

Career

Practiced law, Augusta, since 1929. Associate, then partner Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett & Johnson, since 1929. Organizer, past president Home Federal Savings & Loan of Augusta, now chairman, director.

Director emeritus Verex Assurance, Inc. Director Georgia Federal Bank.

Achievements

  • Bar: Georgia 1929, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1929, trial and appellate courts 1929.

Membership

Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1947-1948. Board directors, past president Georgia Savings and Loan League, Boys Club Augusta. Past president Richmond County Tuberculosis Association Served to Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Fellow American Bar Foundation (state chairman), American College Probate Counsel (regent, past president). Member American Law Institute, American Judicature Society, Federation Insurance Counsel, American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Augusta Bar Association (past president), American Legion, Society Colonial Wars Georgia, Jamestowne Society, Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Psi. Clubs: Elks (Augusta), Augusta Country (Augusta), Rotary (Augusta) (district governor 1961-1962).

Commerce (Atlanta), Capital City (Atlanta). Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Harriet Sommerville Dunlap, October 8, 1930 (deceased). Children: Virginia Dunlap Towill Maxwell, Rebecca Hobbs Towill McNair. Married Marilyn B. Pilcher.

father:
John Bell Towill

mother:
Daisy (Pearce) Towill

spouse:
Harriet Sommerville Dunlap

spouse:
Marilyn B. Pilcher.

child:
Virginia Dunlap Towill Maxwell Towill

child:
Rebecca Hobbs Towill McNair Towill