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Lawyer

Robert Franklin Adams, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama bar 1937. Recipient Algernon Sidney Sullivan award.

Background

Adams, Robert Franklin was born on July 10, 1907 in Jackson, Alabama, United States. Son of David and Lucy (Lee) Adams.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Alabama, 1927; Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1937.

Career

Officer and director, Jackson Bank & Trust Company, 1927-1934; member firm, Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon & Harris and predecessors, Mobile, Alabama, since 1937; partner, Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon & Harris and predecessors, Mobile, Alabama, since 1942. Board directors Lerio Corporation.

Achievements

  • Bar: Alabama bar 1937.

Politics

All Christians, and particularly those in leadership positions, should prayerfully seek God’s mind and will and strongly to consider the potential problems of politicizing the church and the pulpit before endorsing candidates.

Views

As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Past president Council of Social Agencies. Past president Mobile Opera Guild. Life trustee Mobile Infirmary.

Member Administrative Conference of the United States, 1973-1976. Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Mobile Bar Association (past president), International Society Barristers, Farrah Order Jurisprudence (president 1975-1976), Society Hospital Attorneys of America Hospital Association, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce (past treasurer, board directors), Mobile Country Club, Bienville Club (past. governor), Kiwanis, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Chi.

Connections

Married Margaret Crossley, June 30, 1939. Children: Robert Franklin, Mary Elizabeth Adams Perry, Laura Adams Phillips.

father:
David Adams

mother:
Lucy (Lee) Adams

spouse:
Margaret Crossley

child:
Robert Franklin Adams

child:
Laura Adams Phillips Adams

child:
Mary Elizabeth Adams Perry Adams