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Clement Clay “Bo” Torbert, Jr.

Twenty-Fifth Chief Justice

 

—1977-1989 —

 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
1. Clement Clay "Bo" Forbert, Jr. Marker
Inscription. A native of Opelika, Alabama, he is the son of Clement C. Torbert and Lynda Meadows Torbert. He was educated in the Opelika public schools. He attended the United States Naval Academy and received his B.S. Degree from Auburn University in 1951. He studied Law at the University of Maryland and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1954. He served in the United States Air Force attaining the rank of captain.

Torbert practiced law in Opelika from 1954 until 1977. He was elected to the Alabama Legislature in 1958. Designated by the Capitol Press Corps as “The most outstanding freshman Legislator.” He was elected to the Alabama Senate in 1966 and served two terms. In 1969, The Capitol Press Corps designated him “Most Effective Senator.”

Chief Justice Torbert held numerous National offices, including President of the National Conferences of Chief Justices, Chairman of the National Center for State Courts, and the Chairman of the State Justice Institute. He was elected to the Alabama Academy of Honor.

Torbert is married to the former Gene Hurt of Auburn. They had three children: Mary Dixon Torbert, Shealy Torbert Cook, and Clement Clay Torbert III, and 5 grandchildren.
 
Location. 32° 22.677′ N, 86° 
Clement Clay "Bo" Forbert, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
2. Clement Clay "Bo" Forbert, Jr. Marker
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 east. Touch 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. James Edwin Livingston (here, next to this marker); Howell Thomas Heflin (here, next to this marker); Lucien Dunbibben Gardner (here, next to this marker); Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
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Clement Clay "Bo" Forbert, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
3. Clement Clay "Bo" Forbert, Jr. Marker
Clement Clay "Bo" Forbert, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
4. Clement Clay "Bo" Forbert, Jr. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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