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Spence Monroe Grayson, American Judge, federal ( law: judicial administration)magistrate. Recipient Lucas trophy City of Savannah, 1949, Special Services award Savannah Chamber of Commerce, 1949, silver pitcher Georgia Senate, 1952; subject of resolution for services Georgia Senate, 1947, 62; Spence Grayson Day declared by Mayor of Savannah, 1949; bridge named Spence Grayson Bridge, Georgia Department Transportation, 1962.

Background

Grayson, Spence Monroe was born on December 7, 1900 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Son of William Leon and Lillian (Turner) Grayson.

Education

Student, United States Military Academy, 1918—1919. Student, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1919—1920. Bachelor of Laws, University Georgia, 1924.

Career

Member Georgia House Representatives, 1926—1945, Georgia Senate, 1944—1953, president pro tempore., 1945—1953. City attorney City of Savannah, 1937—1947. Magistrate United States District Court Southern District Georgia, since 1970, full-time, since 1981.

Achievements

  • Achievements include subject of resolution for services Georgia Senate, 1947, 62. Spence Grayson Day declared by Mayor of Savannah, 1949. Bridge named Spence Grayson Bridge, Georgia Department Transportation, 1962.

Membership

Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1926-1945. Member Georgia Senate, 1944-1953, president pro tem, 1945-1953. Member Savannah Bar Association, StateBar Georgia.

Club: Society Colonial Wars.

Connections

Married Margaret Armstrong Postell, December 1, 1925 (deceased March 1974). 1 child William L. II (deceased).

father:
William Leon Grayson

mother:
Lillian (Turner) Grayson

spouse:
Margaret Armstrong Postell