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Memoirs of a Trial Advocate
Author JAC Chambliss
ISBN 978-0-9793712-4-0
Publisher Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Description 6" x 9"; 64 pages; archival paper; perfect bound; $12.95
May 2007

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    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

Library of Congress Control Number: 2006939455
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 South Pacific.
. . 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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