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Robert Ray Harlin


Robert Ray Harlin, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1957. Recipient Governors International award, 1987.


Harlin, Robert Ray was born on October 4, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Wirt and Luella (Leek) Harlin.


Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1954. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1957.


Associate Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy, Atlanta, 1957-1962, partner, from 1962, chairman, from 1985. Member investment policy advisory committee to the United States Trade Republican, 1982-1994. President Georgia State Golf Association, 1993-1995.

Director Georgia Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., Atlanta, since 1983.


  • Bar: Georgia 1957.


  • Member editorial board Virginia Law Review, 1956-1957.


Chairman board Children's Rehabilitation Center Georgia, Atlanta, 1961, trustee, since 1966. Board directors Central Atlanta Progress, Georgia division American Cancer Society, Young Men’s Christian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta. Vice chairman International Atlanta Chamber C., 1990-1993.

Member council Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, since 1977. Chairman World Trade Center, Atlanta, 1984-1986, Associate Japan-American Societies United States, 1987-1989. Member United States National Committee Pacific Economic Cooperation, since 1990.

Trustee Georgia State University Foundation, since 1994. Member executive advisory board Ivan Allen College Georgia, Institute of Technology, since 1994. Board directors Atlanta Paralympics Organizing Committee, since 1994.

Member American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Piedmont Driving Club, Peachtree Golf Club, Golf Club of Georgia.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf; breeding horses.


Married Joy Helene Owens, June 4, 1994. Children: Mary Bit Harlin Taylor, Xima Lee Harlin Hulings, Robert Ray, Abigail Long Harlin Cancelliere.

William Wirt Harlin

Luella (Leek) Harlin

Joy Helene Owens

Mary Bit Harlin Taylor Harlin

Xima Lee Harlin Hulings Harlin

Robert Ray Harlin

Abigail Long Harlin Cancelliere Harlin