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Julian Webb

Julian Webb, 1974-1979


JULIAN WEBB served on the Georgia Court of Appeals 1974-1979. He was born October 2, 1911, in Byromville, Dooly County, Georgia.

He was graduated from Mercer University with A.B. and L.B. 0.0.) degrees and was admitted to the Bar in 1932. He practiced law for many years in Valdosta, Augusta, and Donalsonville, and with the Legal Department of F. C. A. in Columbia, S. C., and in Washington, D. C., in 1943.

He married Jo Smith of Seminole County, Georgia, on September 25, 1935. Born of this union were two daughters, Joanna and Julianna. For details as to family achievements, see the tribute dated November 5, 1979, in 153 Georgia Appeals Reports, pages XXXI-XLIX.

He is a member of the Georgia and American Bar Associations; American Trial Lawyers Association; American Judicature Society; held many leadership positions in local and state bar associations; Sigma Pi; Phi Alpha Delta; Blue Key; Masons; Shriners; City and County Attorney; president Georgia City Attorneys; Methodist and teacher of men's Bible class for 30 years; delegate to Southeastern Jurisdictional and World Methodist Conference; one of the founders of Magnolia Manor; State Senator for six terms; floor leader, President Pro Tem, Judiciary Committee chairman in Senate; Constitutional Revision Committee; Criminal Law and Court Organization Study Committees; Georgia representative on National Center for State Courts.

A longtime practicing Georgian has said, "When anything good and progressive was happening relating to the betterment of the administration of justice in our state, Julian Webb has always been there making a substantial contribution to whatever was being accomplished." As to his character, he had "great humility, unselfishness, idealism, devotion to duty and missionary spirit, a love for people, a belief in the dignity of all men. ..equal justice for all, and a love of the law..." He was "a statesman...jurist and a scholar."