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Lawyer

William Alexander Blount, American lawyer. member Blount & Blount, 1886-1906, Blount & Blount & Carter, since 1906; member Fla; member State Senate, 1903-1905; member Capitol Reconstruction Committee, 1904, 1905; member commn; member com; member from Fla.

Background

Blount, William Alexander was born on October 25, 1851 in in Clarke Company, Alabama, United States. Son of Alexander Clement and Julia Elizabeth (Washington) Blount.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, with first honors, University of Georgia, 1872 (University Essay Medal, 1871), Bachelor of Laws, 1873. (Doctor of Laws, University of Florida, 1902).

Career

Began practice, Pensacola, Florida, 1873. Member Blount & Blount, 1886-1906, Blount & Blount & Carter, since 1906. President J. A. Chaffin & Company.

City attorney, Pensacola, 1884-1894. Member Florida Constitutional Convention, 1885. Chairman commission to revise statutes of Florida, 1892.

Member State Senate, 1903-1905. Member Capitol Reconstruction Committee, 1904, 1905. Member of commission appointed by governor of Florida to simplify system of pleading and practice.

Member committee 5th Circuit United States to assist Superior Court in revising rules in equity for United States circuit cts. Member from Florida of Commision on Uniform State Laws. Order of Cincinnati.

Membership

Member Blount & Blount, 1886-1906, Blount & Blount & Carter, since 1906. Member Fla; member State Senate, 1903-1905. Member Capitol Reconstruction Committee, 1904, 1905.

Member commn; member com. Member from Fla.

Connections

Married Cora N. Moreno, June 19, 1878.

father:
Alexander Clement Blount

mother:
Julia Elizabeth (Washington) Blount

spouse:
Cora N. Moreno