JONES, WALTER BURGWYN, 1888-1963

Biography:

Attorney, judge. Born– Oct. 16, 1888, Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Thomas Goode (later governor of Alabama) and Georgene Caroline (Bird) Jones. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1906-1907; University of Alabama Law School, L.L.B., 1909. Active in elective, appointive, and volunteer positions in state and civic organizations. Appointed Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Montgomery County, 1920; presiding judge, 1935-. Began a weekly column, “Off the Bench” for the Montgomery Advertiser in 1924; chairman, Board of Trustees, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 1945; fellow of the American Bar Association; member, American Law Institute; president, Alabama State Bar, 1954-1955; founder, Jones Law School, Montgomery, 1928; founder, Alabama Lawyer, official publication of the Alabama State Bar, 1940. Member; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, and senior warden and teacher of the Young Men’s Bible Class. Awarded an honorary L.L.D., University of Alabama, 1955.

Source:

Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives.

Publication(s):

Addresses and Papers of Judge Walter B. Jones. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1944.

Alabama Circuit Judges Handbook. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1953.

Alabama Jury Instructions, with Forms. 2 vols. St. Paul, Minn.; West, 1953.

Alabama Lawyers Handbook. Montgomery, Ala.; Junior Bar of Alabama, 1944.

Alabama Pleading and Practice at Law. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1961.

Alabama Practice and Forms; …. St. Paul, Minn.; West, 1947.

Citizenship and Voting in Alabama; …. Montgomery, Ala.; American Citizens Press, 1947.

Equity Pleading and Practice. S.l.; s.n., 1954.

Huntly Cabin Papers. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1955.

A Student’s Equity Pleading. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1923.

Editor:

Confederate War Poems. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1959.