In 1960, the
Right Honorable Lord Birkett of the English Bar delivered an
address to the Association of theBar of the City of New York
in which he said, "I suppose a proper difinition of advocacy
might be the art of persuasion. The true secret of persuasion
is that it never converts; it speaks to its own only; and discovers
to them the unexpected secrets of their hearts." - Freya Stark Perseus In The Wind
JAC Chambliss was
born into the legal profession, the first grandchild on both
sides of the family. His grandfathers Chambliss and Sizer, both
lawyers, became partners when Margaret Sizer and John Chambliss
married in 1910. JAC was born later that year. Because they were
lawyers, as well as was his father, he grew up in an atmosphere
of legal talk.
- To see a video of JAC Chambliss 1910-2010,
published May 18, 2015 by Ben Cagle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g_Oi3UUEYI
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- About the Author
- . . JAC (John Alexander Chambliss,
III) was born in 1910 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father and
both grandfathers were lawyers, as was he.
. . Educated at the strongly classical (Latin and Greek) Webb
School of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, VMI, and Southwestern of Memphis
(now Rhodes), he took his law degree at Cumberland University,
in Lebanon, Tennessee, graduating in 1932, at age 21. He was
a career trial lawyer.
. . In World War II he was a gunnery officer in the Navy in the
. . His late wife was the former Bena McVea of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
. . JAC actively participated in the business, civic, and religious
life of his community. He was an Episcopalian, a trustee of Webb
School, a director and 2-time president of the YMCA, and a Fellow
of the Royal Society of Arts of London, where he both lectured
and chaired lectures.
. . His hobbies were many and varied: travel, sketching, color
photography, writing both prose and poetry and the discovery
and exploration of people!
- . . He died in 2010 at age 99.
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