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Insurance company executive

John Beverly Amos, American insurance company executive. Bar: Florida 1949. Named Man of Year, Georgia Conference African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1984, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1985, Georgian of Year Georgia Association Broadcasters, 1986; recipient Distinguished Service award Small Business Council American, 1985, Distinguished Citizen award Chattahoochee council Boy Scouts American, 1985.


Amos, John Beverly was born on June 5, 1924 in Enterprise, Alabama, United States. Son of John Shelby and Mary Helen (Mullins) Amos.


Student, University Miami, Florida, 1947. Doctor of Laws, University Miami, Florida, 1979. Juris Doctor, University Florida, 1949.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University West Florida. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mercer University.


Private practice, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 1949-1955;founder, 1955;founder, American Family Life Assurance Company, Columbus, Georgia, 1955. Former president, now Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer American Family Corporation.


  • Bar: Florida 1949.


Past president Goodwill Industries, Columbus. Past chairman 3d District Georgia Democratic Committee. Trustee Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Roosevelt Warm Springs (Georgia) Foundation, Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, Inc., Columbus.

Member national committee National Museum Jewish History, Philadelphia. Vice chairman National Bipartisan Political Action Committee. Board directors Metropolitan Columbus Urban League.

Member board visitors Boston University School Medicine, Walter F. Gerge College Law, Mercer. University, Macon, Georgia. Member president advisory board Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, member board overseers Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Chairman School of Americas Columbus Support Group, Fort Benning, Georgia. Member numerous civic boards and organizations. Member Member National Association Manufacturers (board directors), National Association Life Companies (vice president), Florida Bar Association Clubs: Metropolitan (New York City).

Big Eddy (Columbus), Harmony (Columbus).


Married Elena Diaz-Verson, September 23, 1945. Children: John Shelby, II, Maria Teresa.

John Shelby Amos

Mary Helen (Mullins) Amos

Elena Diaz-Verson

John Shelby Amos

II Amos

Maria Teresa Amos