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William Augustus Bootle, American federal judge. Bar: Georgia 1925. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Mercer University, 1971, Distinguished Alumnus award Walter F. George School Law, 1986, Meritorious Service award, 1995.

Background

Bootle, William Augustus was born on August 19, 1902 in Colleton County, South Carolina, United States. Son of Philip Lorraine and Laura Lilla (Benton) Bootle.

Education

AB, Mercer University, 1924. Bachelor of Laws, Mercer University, 1925. Doctor of Laws, Mercer University, 1982.

Career

Since practiced in, Macon United States district attorney, Middle Georgia District, 1929-1933; member firm, Carlisle & Bootle, 1933-1954; acting dean, Law School, Mercer U., 1933-1937; part-time professor of law, Law School, Mercer U., 1928-1943; judge, United States District Court for Middle District Georgia, Macon, 1954-1981; senior judge, United States District Court for Middle District Georgia, 1972-1981.

Achievements

  • Bar: Georgia 1925.

Politics

It is in God’s power to prompt the hearts and minds of political authorities to His purposes and furnish wisdom and guidance in their decisions.

Views

Christians should promote healthy marriages, raising loving children, and in getting along with everyone around them—including their enemies.

Membership

Trustee Mercer University, 1933-1979, chairman executive committee, 1941-1946, 48-53, life trustee, 1994-2005. Trustee Walter F. George School Law Foundation, 1961-2005, vice president, 1963-1964, 83-86, president, 1964-1966, 86-88. Member Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Delta Theta.

Clubs: Masons, Shriners, Civitan (president 1936).

Connections

Married Virginia Childs (deceased 2004), November 24, 1928. Children: William Augustus, Ann, James C.

father:
Philip Lorraine Bootle

mother:
Laura Lilla (Benton) Bootle

spouse:
Virginia Childs

child:
James C. Bootle

child:
William Augustus Bootle

child:
Ann Bootle