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Lawyer

John Woodward Sognier was American judge. Bar: Georgia 1946, United States District Court Georgia 1946, United States Court Appeals 1964. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross. Chairman Georgia State Board Bar Examiners, 1974—1979; trustee Continuing Judicial Education Committee, 1982—1988; senior warden Christ Church, Savannah; Fellow: American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers; member: American Bar Association.

Background

Sognier, John Woodward was born on December 17, 1919 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Son of Joseph W. and Viola (Trott) Sognier.

Education

Legal education, Catholic. University, 1941; Master of Laws in Tax, Emory University, 1994.

Career

Worked at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin (Atlanta, Georgia. Also Savannah) specializing in Estate Planning, Tax Controversies, Probate, Employee Benefits, Appellate Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1946, Georgia.

1994, United States. Tax Court. Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1980-1990 and Chief Judge, 1990-1992. Georgia State Representative, 1955-1956.

Chatham County Attorney, 1960-1968. Georgia Board of Bar Examiners, 1974-1979. Chairman, Georgia Bar Fitness Committee, 1978-1980.

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Achievements

  • Bar: Georgia 1946, United States District Court Georgia 1946, United States Court Appeals 1964.

Membership

Chairman Georgia State Board Bar Examiners, 1974—1979. Trustee Continuing Judicial Education Committee, 1982—1988. Senior warden Christ Church, Savannah.

Fellow: American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers. Member: American Bar Association.

Connections

Married Loretto Boswell, November 9, 1985. Children from previous marriage: John Woodward Junior, Anne Sognier Murray.

father:
Joseph W. Sognier

mother:
Viola (Trott) Sognier

spouse:
Loretto Boswell