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Rufus Randolph Smith,, American lawyer. Bar: United States District Court (middle district) Alabama 1974, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Supreme Court 1980.


Smith,, Rufus Randolph was born on September 14, 1949 in Birmingham. Son of Rufus Randolph and Jo (Bogus) Smith.


Bachelor of Science, Troy State University, 1971. Juris Doctor, Cumberland School Law Samford University, 1974.


Partner Carter & Smith, Dothan, Alabama, 1974—1977, Byrd, Carter & Smith, Dothan, 1977—1982, Farmer, Price & Smith, Dothan, since 1982. Special assistant attorney general State of Alabama, 1977—1979, 1979—1983.


Baptists can be referred to as the ‘people of the Book’, because the Bible gives time proven principles of living for every area of life, including marriage, child rearing, family, relationships, finances, and spiritual living.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.


Board directors Selective Service Board, Dothan, since 1982. Member of American Bar Association, Alabama Judicial College Faculty Association, Association Trial Lawyers America, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (board governors 1980-1981, executive committee member since 1982), Dothan Exchange Club (president 1980-1981), Elks Lodge, Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Miriam Jane Whatley, September 12, 1980. Children: Jason Randolph, Caroline Jane.