Attorney, judge. James Russell McElroy was born October 1, 1901, McDowell, Ala. Parents– George Roland and Annie Laurie (Harper) McElroy. Married– Edith Ferrell, December 29, 1928. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama School of Law, 1923-1924; LL.B., 1925 from Birmingham School of Law. Admitted to the Alabama Bar, 1924; established a private practice and served as Assistant City Attorney in Birmingham. Became member of a legal firm in Birmingham in 1925; judge in the 10th Judicial Circuit in Alabama (serving 1927-1977); presiding judge, 1946-1965; faculty of Birmingham School of Law, 1947-1972; Samford University, Cumberland School of Law after 1965; lecturer in medical jurisprudence at the Medical College of Alabama, 1946-1965. Died June 28, 1994.
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