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Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting


Alabama State Bar




July 11 and 12


Montgomery, Ala.:
The Paragon Press



MAR 15 1938





Alabama State Bar Association



July 11 and 12, 1913

Convention Room, Cawthon Hotel,

Mobile, Ala., July 11th, 1913. The Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar Association was called to order by the President, Hon. Frank S. White, in the Convention Room of the Cawthon, Hotel, Mobile, Ala., at 10 A. M. on Friday, July 11th, 1913.

Mr. Rudulph:

Mr. President: The Central Council, of which I am a member, has received the applications of a number of gentlemen for membership in this Association, and I now desire to place those gentlemen in nomination: J. M. Bonner, J. T. Denson, E. Perry Thomas, John H. Bankhead, Jr., O. S. Lewis, W. S. Welsh, J. A. Carnley, C. E. Hamilton, J. C. Burt, L. H. Ellis, George Pegram, James H. Webb, C. J. Torrey, David H. Edington, Robert H. Smith, J. Gardner Greene, George E. Crawford, Wm. G. Caffey, John D. Rather, John H. Peach, William H. Armbrecht, Harry T. Smith, Frank Cahalan, J. M. Gillespy, Jr., John W. Lapsley, Fred G. Koenig, S. D. Logan, Harry Pillans, Francis J. Inge.

Mr. Brickell:

I move that the rules of the Association be suspended, and the Secretary of the Association be requested to cast the vote of the Association, declaring them elected.

The motion was carried, and the Secretary cast the vote of the Association for the nominees, whereupon the President declared them elected members of the Association.

The President then read his address.


Mr. Cooper:

If it would be agreeable to Judge Sanford to deliver the Annual Address before luncheon, it would be appreciated by those members of the Association who are here now and may not be present after the lunch hour. Therefore, I move that the regular order of business be suspended, and we invite Judge Sanford to address us at this time.

The motion was carried.
The President:

I have the pleasure of introducing to the Association a distinguished Federal Judge of Tennessee—Judge Edward T. Sanford. I will bespeak for him your kind, thoughtful attention.

Judge Sanford:
Mr. President and brethren of the bar—that is if


permit a member of the bench to flatter himself by still considering himself worthy to be ranked among the list of lawyers. Lest my faltering tongue may betray me, I desire at the outset to express, Mr. President, to you, and the members of the Association, my deep appreciation of your courtesy, and of the privilege that you have given me of speaking today to this goodly fellowship of the lawyers of the great State of Alabama, who, by the way, I see from the printed program, are not only great lawyers, but great poets, in this beautiful and historic city of Mobile, so splendid in its achievements of the past, in the attainments of the present, and promise of the future.

Judge Sanford then delivered the Annual Address.*
Mr. Reese:

Mr. President, this magnificent address by this distinguished jurist, is such an important contribution to the literature on that subject, that I move that the Secretary of the Association be requested to send fifty copies of the address to the Dean of the Law School of the University, for the use of the Law School.

The Secretary:

Mr. President, I move that the thanks of this Association be tendered to Judge Edward T. Sanford, for his able, learned and instructive address, and that he be elected an honorary member of this Association.

The President:

I suggest that the vote be taken on Mr. Troy's motion by rising. All in favor of the motion will rise. The motion has been unanimously carried.

Judge Sanford:

I deeply appreciate the courtesy, and gratefully thank you for the honor conferred.

The President:

It will be necessary to suspend the rules to put Mr. Reese's motion on its passage.

Mr. Reese:

I move that the rules be suspended for the purpose of putting the motion on its passage.

The Association, by a vote, suspended the rules and the motion of Mr. Reese was carried.

Mr. Dixon:

Up to the last meeting of the State Bar Association, there had been a custom of appointing a committee to recommend officers, members of the Central Council, Vice Presidents and Executive Committee, to this body for election; it was simply a

* Note: The Secretary very much regrets to state that he has been unable to procure from Judge Sanford a copy of his Address for publication in the proceedings.

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