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Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby

Twenty-Sixth Chief Justice

 

—1989-1995 —

 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
1. Ernest C “Sonny” Hornsby Marker
Inscription. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, he is the son of Ernest Arnold Hornsby and Kate Clayton Hornsby. A 1955 graduate of Tallassee High School, he received his B.A. Degree from Auburn University and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1960.

After Law School, he served as Assistant Superintendent of the State Department of Insurance during the term of the Patterson Administration. From 1962-1966, he served as State Senator Representing Tallapoosa and Elmore Counties. He practiced law for 28 years in Tallassee where he was city Attorney and City Judge. He was senior partner in the Three Member Law Firm, Hornsby & Schmitt. He served as president of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1972-1973, and president of the Alabama State Bar, 1977-1978. In 1987, Chief Justice Hornsby was listed in the Second Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” as one of the 32 best lawyers in Alabama in the Category of Personal Injury Litigation.

Chief Justice Hornsby married the former Judy O’Daniel of Tallassee and they have three children, all lawyers: Clay Hornsby, Emily Nelson, and Allison Deison and seven grandchildren.
 
Location. 32° 22.682′ N, 86° 18.193′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery
Ernest C “Sonny” Hornsby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
2. Ernest C “Sonny” Hornsby Marker
County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dexter Avenue and North Decatur Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howell Thomas Heflin (here, next to this marker); James Edwin Livingston (a few steps from this marker); Clement Clay "Bo" Torbert, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Lucien Dunbibben Gardner (a few steps from this marker); History of the Alabama State Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Coggswell Farley / Montgomery's First Election (within shouting distance of this marker); Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
3. Close-up view
RSA Dexter Ave Bldg Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
4. RSA Dexter Ave Bldg Courtyard
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
5. Associate Justices
RSA Dexter Avenue Building. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
6. RSA Dexter Avenue Building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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