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John William Gillon Edit Profile

Lawyer

John William Gillon was American lawyer. Bar: Kentucky, Alabama 1925. Named Outstanding Lawyer, Birmingham Bar, 1983; cited Alabama Law Institute, 1982, 87; inducted Order of Golden Arrow Mississippi College, 1983.

Background

Gillon, John William was born on April 24, 1900 in Sherman, Texas, United States. Son of John William and Lucie (Conner) Gillon.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Mississippi CollegeBachelor of Laws (Lafferty medal), U. Kentucky, 1925.

Career

Associate, Coleman, Spain & Stewart, Birmingham, Alabama, 1925-1935;member firm, Spain, Gillon & Young, Birmingham, 1935-1966;member firm, Spain, Gillon, Riley, Tate & Ansley, 1966-1972;of counsel, Spain, Gillon, Riley, Tate & Etheredge, 1972-1988;of counsel, Spain, Gillon, Grooms, Blan & Nettles, 1988-1992;retired, 1992. Member of advisory commission on revision of probate code State Bar Alabama. Director, sec.Estes Lumber Company, 1939-1964.

Member Jefferson County Judicial Commission, 1953-1958. Chairman Medical Clinic Board, City of Birmingham, 1966-1974. Board member Estate Planning Council, Birmingham, 1967-1970.

Achievements

  • Bar: Kentucky, Alabama 1925.

Membership

Served with SATC, 1918. Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association (executive committee 1955-1957, president 1960, chairman educational advisory committee 1966-1967), Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Mississippi College Alumni Association (senior member, director 1973-1974), Alabama Law Institute, Birmingham Real Estate Board (honorary life), Farrah Law Society, Order of Coif, Blue Goose, Phi Alpha Delta. Lodges: Lions.

Connections

Married Itzselle L. Cook, July 8, 1930 (deceased September 1977). Children: John William, Allen C., Edward J., Paul K., Harvey E., David C. Married Lillian Millar, August 2, 1981 (deceased September 1988).

father:
John William Gillon

mother:
Lucie (Conner) Gillon

spouse:
Itzselle L. Cook

spouse:
Lillian Millar

child:
John William Gillon

child:
Allen C. Gillon

child:
Edward J. Gillon

child:
Paul K. Gillon

child:
Harvey E. Gillon

child:
David C. Gillon