The late Judge W.D. “Jack” Knight, of Berrien County, grew up and attended grade school at Ray City, GA before going on to college and entering the law profession. The news clipping below, from the Clinch County News, June 2, 1967 reports that Knight was elected President of the Alapaha Bar Association.
Knight Heads Bar Association
NASHVILLE – At a recent meeting of the attorneys of the Alapaha Bar Association held in Nashville, Georgia at Ivy Restaurant, Colonel W. D. Knight was elected President and Judge. E.R. Smith, Sr. was elected Secretary-Treasurer.
The new president is a native of Berrien County, having been reared at Ray City, attended the Ray City public schools, was graduated with a B. S. degree from Valdosta State College, received his L. L. B. degree from the University of Georgia Law School and has practiced law in Nashville, Georgia for the past 9 years. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 3 terms and is married to the former Jane Stallings and they have one daughter 3 years of age.
The new officers take office immediately and serve for the year 1967. Colonel Fred T. Allen of Nashville, Georgia is the outgoing President and Colonel Fed Belcher of Nashville is the outgoing Secretary-Treasurer.
The Alapaha Bar Association is made up of attorneys in all of the 5 counties which compose the Alapaha Circuit. These counties are Atkinson, Berrien, Cook, Clinch, and Lanier. Judge H. W. Lott of Nashville, Georgia is the presiding judge and Vickers Neugent of Pearson, Georgia is the Solicitor General of the Circuit
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