|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1894|
|Death: ||May 13, 1985|
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
Born in Lithonia, DeKalb Co., Bond Almand was the son of Alexander J. and Clara (Bond) Almand, and a grandson of one of its leading citizens, Dr. William Parks Bond. He attended Emory University, graduating in three years, and Columbia University in New York, where he received a law degree and M.A. in 1916. In World War I, he was commissioned to serve in the U. S. Army as judge advocate or counsel for defendants in court martial cases.
Bond Almand practiced law in Atlanta, where in 1929, he was chosen as one of ten lawyers to help draft legislation reorganizing state government. He wrote a bill for Georgia's university system replacing 24 boards of trustees with a single Board of Regents, part of the Reorganization Act of 1931. In 1942-1943 and again in 1945-1949, he served as judge on the Fulton Superior Court; then in 1949, he was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court.
Bond Almand served as associate justice in the Supreme Court of Georgia twenty years (1949-1969) and as chief justice for three years (1969-1972). In 1967, he wrote the court's majority opinion in an historic case that allowed Georgia's Legislature, because of an election stalemate, to decide the next governor, either Lester Maddox or Bo Callaway (the Legislature chose Maddox).
In addition to his distinguished law career, Judge Almand also served a term in the Georgia House of Representatives (1935-1938). He was president of the Atlanta Lawyers Club (1922-1923), president of the Atlanta Bar Association (1935-1936), and a member of numerous honor societies.
Bond Almand married Helen Barnett in 1932, and the couple had two children, a son and a daughter.
Alexander James Almand (1852 - 1932)
Clara Emily Bond Almand (1860 - 1913)
Helen Whitefoot Barnett Almand (1900 - 1996)*
Sadie Almand Tucker (1878 - 1966)*
Lula Almand (1880 - 1923)*
Edgar Almand (1882 - 1892)*
John Parks Almand (1885 - 1969)*
Bond Almand (1894 - 1985)
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Record added: Mar 15, 2008
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