Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby
Twenty-Sixth Chief Justice
— 1989-1995 —
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
Location. 32° 22.682′ N, 86° 18.193′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dexter Avenue and North Decatur Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
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