Buster Lawson Death 1

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1 I AUfCe-kM AUfCe-kM AUfCe-kM Thnmna C-.w C-.w C-.w OA A soclate Justice of the SuDreme Court of Alabama (Retired! and a Life Trustee of the University of Alabama, died on September 2, 2002 in Montgomery AL. A native of Greensboro, Alabama, and a graduate graduate of Davidson College and the University of Alabama Law School, "Buster" Lawson entered the practice practice of law In Greensboro In 1929, moving to Montgomery in 1931 when he was appointed an Assistant Assistant Attorney General. He was barely barely 32 years old when In 1938 he was elected Attorney General of Alabama and, in the same year, elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama. In 1942 he was elected Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Shortly thereafter, he volunteered for military service and was commissioned commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, being stationed first in Washington D.C. and then in combat aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts Massachusetts where he saw service at Peleliu, both battles of the Philippine Philippine Sea, Iwo Jlma, Okinawa and other Pacific Theater operations. After being elected to five successive successive six-year six-year six-year terms, he retired from the Supreme Court in 1972. He served for thirty-eight thirty-eight thirty-eight years as a Trustee of the University of Alabama and was President Pro Tempore of the Board for a decade. The University University conferred upon him a Doctor Doctor of Humane Letters degree and Davidson College awarded him its Alumni Citation for Accomplishments Accomplishments In the Field of Law. Judge Lawson was a member of the Alabama Alabama Academy of Honor, Oml-cron Oml-cron Oml-cron Delta Kappa, Sigma Alpha Ep-silon, Ep-silon, Ep-silon, Phi Delta Phi, and an honorary honorary member of Omlcron Kappa Upsllon. He also served as a commissioner commissioner of the National Commission Commission of Digestive Diseases of the National National Institute of Health. He was the first President of the Alabama Law School Foundation and one of three recipients of Brotherhood Citations Citations at the first Annual Brotherhood Brotherhood Luncheon of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Alabama Chapter. Judge Lawson was preceded in death by his wife Rose Gunter Law- Law-

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  1. The Montgomery Advertiser,
  2. 04 Sep 2002, Wed,
  3. Page 20

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