The Atlanta Lawyer — December 2013
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History Of The Atlanta Bar Association

The Atlanta Bar's first president, Judge John L. Hopkins, known as "Nestor of the Bar" to Georgia newspapers.

Arthur G. Powell was Atlanta Bar President in 1918.

The Empire building, now the home of Citizens and Southern National Bank, has housed generations of lawyers, as well as the Lawyers Club

Alex C. King (left) and Jack J. spalding began practicing together in 1885. King was Atlanta Bar President in 1908, spalding in 1928. The duo formed King & spalding llP in 1885.

randolph W. Thrower was Atlanta Bar President in 1958.

Under Judge Elbert P. Tuttle's leadership (shown on the left), the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals pioneered in civil rights law. Tuttle was Atlanta Bar President in 1947. While brother-in-law Tuttle followed a judicial career, William A. Sutherland (shown on the right) continued building the law firm the two had founded in the 1920s. (Courtesy of Herbert R. Elsas.)

Leonard Haas was the American Civil Liberties Union's first counsel in Georgia. In this role, Haans argued before the U. S. Supreme Court in 1941 in Taylor v. State of Georgia, which declared unconstitutional a statute authorizing involuntary servitude. (Courtesy of Mrs. Leonard Haas.)

Donald L. Hollowell handled major civil rights cases in Atlanta during the 1950s and '60s. (Courtesy of Donald L. Hollowell.)

Helen Douglas Mankin on the steps of the United States Capitol, where she was sworn in on February 25, 1946, as the first congresswoman to be elected from Georgia. (Courtesy of UPI/Bettman News Photos.)

The Gate City Bar Association was founded in 1948 by: (front, left to right) R. E. Thomas, Jr., Pruden Herndon, A.T. Walden, J.E. Salter, E.S. D' Antignac. (back, left to right) T.W. Holmes, E.E. Moore, Jr., S.S. Robinson, T.J. Henry, Charles Clayton. (Courtesy of R.E. Thomas.)