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William Austin Atkins, Sr. Edit Profile

also known as Bill Atkins

State legislator

William Austin Atkins Sr., American Former state legislator. Recipient Appreciation plaque Georgia division American Cancer Society, 1991, Legislator of Year Friendship award Personal Care Homes of Georgia, 1991, LibertyBell award Cobb County Bar Association, 1991, Pharmacist of Year in Georgia award, Phi Delta Chi, 1978, One of a Kind award Cobb Clean Commission, 1992,Meritorious Svc. award Mercer U., Southern School Pharmacy, 1992, others.


Sr., William Austin Atkins, was born on August 16, 1933 in Tate, Georgia, United States. Son of Austin and Gladys Atkins.


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Mercer University, 1954.


Former owner Atkins Pharmacy, Smyrna, Georgia. Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1982-1994, member appropriations, regulated beverages and industry committees. Director Drugs and Narcotics Agency State of Georgia, 1994—2009.

Director emeritus GDNA, since 2009. With Political Consultant Office, since 2009. Past chair Cobb County Joint House and Senate Legislation Delegation.

Past chairman Georgia State Board Pharmacy. With United States Army, 1955-1957.


Administrative board 1st United Methodist Church, 1998-2003. Board directors Mercer University School Pharmacy. Governing board Brawner Hospital, 1993-1996.

Long-range planning board Smyrna Hospital, 1993-1996. Member Georgia Pharmaceutical Association (award for dedication and service to profession of pharmacy 1986, Community Service award 1997, Bowl of Hygiea award 1997), Georgia Pharmacists Association (past board directors), Georgia Association Chiefs of Police, 7th District Pharmacists Association (past president), Atlanta Metropol, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Moose (named Mr. Cobb County 1993), National Sheriff's Assn, Georgia House & Senate Resolution Outstanding Public Svc, Pharmacist Plaque, Public Service Resolution (Outstading award 2008), Georgia Health Care Systems, American Legion Post 160.


Married Jennifer Lee Atkins. Children: Chip, Paige;stepchildren: Stacy, Justin.

Austin Atkins

Gladys Atkins

Jennifer Lee Atkins

Chip Sr.

Paige;stepchildren: Stacy Sr.

Justin Sr.