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Griffin Bell

AKA Griffin Boyette Bell

Born: 31-Oct-1918
Birthplace: Americus, GA
Died: 5-Jan-2009
Location of death: Atlanta, GA [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic
Remains: Buried, Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, GA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Judge
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Attorney General, 1977-79

Military service: US Army (Quartermaster Corps, 1942-46)

Chair of John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1960. George H.W. Bush's private attorney during the Iran-Contra investigation.


[1] Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA.

Father: Adlai Cleveland Bell (cotton farmer)
Mother: Thelma Leola Pilcher
Wife: Mary Powell (d. 2000, one son)
Son: Griffin Bell, Jr. (attorney)
Wife: Nancy Kinnebrew Bell (m. 2001)

    High School: Americus High School, Americus, GA (1934)
    University:
Georgia Southwestern State University
    Law School: Mercer University (1948)

    US Attorney General (1977-79)
    US Appeals Court Judge, 5th Circuit (1961-75)
    Georgia State Official Chief of Staff to Gov. Ernest Vandiver (1958-61?)
    Georgia State Official City Attorney, Warner Robbins, GA
    King & Spalding (1953-61, 1975-76, and 1979-)
    American Bar Association
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Common Good Advisory Board
    Friends of George Allen
    George W. Bush for President
    John McCain 2008
    National Legal Center for the Public Interest Past Director
    State Bar of Georgia (1947)
    Order of the Coif Mercer University
    Iran-Contra Scandal George H.W. Bush's private attorney

Author of books:
Taking Care of the Law (1982)


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