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John Ellison Branch, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Labor (including Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Fair Labor Standards Act)Administrative and regulatorylawyer. Served to maj.U.S. Army, 1942-1945.; Member American Bar Association, State Bar Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, Lawyers.

Background

Branch, John Ellison was born on September 17, 1915 in Atlanta. Son of William Harllee and Bernice (Simpson) Branch.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Davidson College, 1937. Juris Doctor, Emory University, 1940.

Career

Bar: Georgia 1939. Association, Gambrell and White, Atlanta, 1940-1949. Partner Wilson, Branch and Barwick, Atlanta, 1949-1970. Senior partner Branch and Swann, Atlanta, 1970-1981.

Of counsel Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, Atlanta, 1981^. Guest lecturer Georgia State University Atlanta, 1960-1970. Employer member United States delegate International Labor Organization, Geneva, 1960-1962.

Board of directors Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association. Past trustee Atlanta council Boy Scouts American. Member governing board Business Council Georgia.

Achievements

  • Bar: Georgia 1939.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with J.P. Swann): The Wage and Hour Law Handbook, 1980.

Membership

Member of Atlanta Chamber C. (past board directors, chairman government affairs department), Georgia Chamber of Commerce (member governing board), Council State Chamber of C. (chairman employee relations committee), United States Chamber of Commerce (past member employee relations committee), Atlanta Bar Association, State Bar Georgia, Amelia Plantation (Amelia Island, Florida), Commerce, Lawyers Club Atlanta, American Bar Association, Capital City, Cherokee, University Yacht (Lake Lanier, Georgia), Athletic (Atlanta), Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Jean McKay, November 19, 1938. Children: Jean Elizabeth, Barbara Ann, Patricia Elaine, John Ellison Junior.

father:
William Harllee Branch

mother:
Bernice (Simpson) Branch

spouse:
Jean McKay

child:
Jean Elizabeth Branch

child:
Barbara Ann Branch

child:
Patricia Elaine Branch

child:
John Ellison Junior Branch