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Morton Allen Harris, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1959, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits) 1981, United States Tax Court 1981, United States Supreme Court 1981. Recipient Annual Volunteer award, State of Georgia, 1985.


Harris, Morton Allen was born on March 13, 1934 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Son of Alvin L. Harris and Harriett (Berman) Wolpin.


Emory University (Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, 1956). Harvard Law School (Juris Doctor, 1959).


Worked at Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild (Columbus, Georgia) specializing in Taxation, Business Law, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits, Trusts and Estates. Admitted to the bar, 1959, Georgia. Omicron Delta Kappa; Beta Gamma Sigma.

President: Small Business Council of America, Inc., 1979-1986. Columbus Estate Planning Council, 1973-1974. Trustee, Georgia Federal Tax Conference, 1980—, Vice President and Program Chairman, 1988, President, 1989.

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, The Practical Tax Lawyer, 1986—. FEPQ Financial Estate Planners Quarterly, 1993—. Co-Chair, Ali-American Bar Association, Course of Study, "Qualified Plans, Professional Organizations, Health Care and Welfare Benefits," 1994.

Member: State Bar of Georgia (Chairman, Tax Section, 1981-1982. Vice Chairman, Corporate and Banking Law Section, 1980-1982). Columbus and American (Section of Taxation: Secretary, 1991-1993 and Member of Council, 1989-1996.

Chairman, 1978-1980, Special Advisor, 1980-1983, Committee on Professional Service Corporations. Chairman, Subcommittee on Model Professional Corporation Act, 1973-1976. Chairman, 1983-1985 and Vice Chairman, 1981-1983, Committee on Membership) Bar Associations.

Fellow: American College of Tax Counsel. American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.


Member Columbus Estate Planning Council, since 1964, president, 1973, Muscogee County BOE, 1972-1982, vice chair, 1976-1982. Trustee Temple Israel Inc., president, 1997-1999, 2002-2004. Trustee Institute for Study American Cultures, since 1983, president since 1997.

Special advisor Muscogee County School District Health Improvement Program, Columbus, 1983-2002. Trustee Resource One Foundation since 1985, Columbus State University Foundation 1987, City of Columbus Pension Board, since 1992, Columbus State University Foundation, since 1993, Inns of Court Columbus Chapter, since 2009. President Institute for Study American Cultures, since 2002.

Fellow American College Tax Counsel (regent 11th circuit since 2006), American College Employee Benefits Counsel, American College Trust and Estate Counsel. Member American Bar Association (chairman tax section personal service organization committee 1978-1980, chairman tax section membership committee 1983-1986, counsel tax section 1989-1996, assistant secretary 1989-1991, secretary 1991-1993, task force on alternate tax system 1996-1998, task force tax code simplification 2000-2002, division coordinator liaison to Internal Revenue Service division samll business/self employed 2000-2002), State Bar Georgia (chairman tax section 1981-1982), Junior Chamber of Commerce (president Columbus chapter 1966), Kiwanis Club Greater Columbus (president 1971-1972).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, swimming, weightlifting.


Married Judye Rose Spielberger, August 11, 1957. Children: Alvin L., Wendy F., Tracy A., S. Beth.