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Lawyer

William Bowman Spann, American lawyer.

Background

Spann, William Bowman was born on June 10, 1912 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Son of William Bowman and Annie Elizabeth (Holversen) Spann.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Emory University, 1932, Doctor of Laws, 1973. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1935.

Career

Admitted to Georgia bar, 1935, also Supreme Court Georgia, Court Appeals 5th Circuit, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar. Practice in Atlanta, 1935-1981. Associate Alston Foster, Moise & Sibley, 1935-1941.

Partner firm Alston, Miller & Gaines, and predecessors, 1942-1981. Professor of law Woodrow Wilson College Law, 1947-1981. Chairman advisory board Fulton County Juvenile Court, 1953-1963.

Membership

Member, director Executive Committee President’ Lawyers’ Committee Civil Rights under Law, 1963-1981. Member visiting committee University of Chicago Law School, 1976-1979. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.

Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers. Member International, Inter-American, Federal, American (Board of Governors 1961-1964, state delegate 1955-1970, chairman house delegations 1970-1972, president 1977-1978, life. Clubs: Capital City, Commerce, Harvard (past president), Piedmont Driving.

Connections

Married Theodora Lillian Peterson, February 8, 1946. Children: William Bowman III, Robert Moseley, Karen Elizabeth Marion.

father:
William Bowman Spann

mother:
Annie Elizabeth (Holversen) Spann

spouse:
Theodora Lillian Peterson

children:
William Bowman III Spann

Robert Moseley Spann

Karen Elizabeth Marion Spann