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W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr. Papers

W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr. Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr. Papers
Creator: Hawkins, W. Colbert
Inclusive Dates: 1915-1997
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 box(es) 3.25 linear feet
Collection Number: RBRL327
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr., was a lawyer in Sylvania, Georgia and a Superior Court Judge, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. The His papers include correspondence with Georgia politicians, the legal community, and the business community (1965-1969).

Collection Description

Biographical Note

William Colbert Hawkins, Sr., was born in 1914 near Social Circle in Walton County, Georgia. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1932. He received his A.B. degree in 1937 from the University of Georgia, followed by his J.D. in 1939. He married Katrine Rawls Hawkins, and the couple had two children, Cathy and William "Bill" C. Hawkins, Jr. Hawkins practiced law in Sylvania from August 1939 to February 1969, when he was appointed Judge of the Superior Court, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, by Governor Lester Maddox. He retired as Senior Superior Court Judge in March 1984.

Hawkins served as Major, Army Air Corps, in World War II, and as Colonel, JAGC, USAR Reserve, before retiring in 1974. He was assigned as Reserve Military Judge, Army Trial Judiciary (1964-1974). He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1951-1952 and 1955-1958) and served as Floor Leader (1957-1958). He was a member of the State Programs Study Committee (1955) and the State Democratic Executive Committee (1955-1958).

Hawkins died on February 8, 2003, Statesboro, Georgia, at age 88.

Source: "Judge William C. Hawkins" [obituary]. The True Citizen. 12 February 2013. Web. 17 March 2015.

Scope and Content

The W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr. Papers contain his correspondence with Georgia politicians, the legal community, and the business community. Topics include his apointment to the Superior Court, Ogeechee Judicial Circiut, in 1969, appointments in Georgia courts and State Bar leadership, the creation of a Division of the United States District Court at Stateboro and his work on political campaigns.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr., Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Jessie Wylie and Mat Darby, 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Judges -- Georgia.
Lawyers -- Georgia.
Political campaigns -- Georgia.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Correspondence, Appointment to Superior Court

101Correspondence, Appointment to Superior Court, 1969-02

Personal Letters, 1965-1969

102Personal Letters, 1965-1969
201W.C. Hawkins Veteran Administartion - Insurance, 1948-1956
202Hawkins - Active Duty, 1965
203Hawkins - Active Duty, 1967
204Major W.C. Hawkins - Active Duty - Transfer to JAGC (Judge Advocate General's Corps), 1949-1952
205Third U.S. Army Judge Advocates Conference, 1963-12-14
206Application for Active Duty for Training, 1964-01-02
207Lt Col Hawkins, 1964
208Proceedings of Third United States Army, Judge Advocate Conference, 1962-01-17-1962-01-18
209[Miscellaneous Army Documents], 1964-1984
210[Letter], 1967-12-04
211Lt Col W.C. Hawkins, 1962-1963
212Lt Col Hawkins Active Duty, 1963
213Army Judiciary and Promotion; Army - SAGE [1/2], 1958-1971
214Army Judiciary and Promotion; Army - SAGE [2/2], 1958-1971
215USAR School - Augusta, 1962-1964
216Army - JAG School, 1962-1968
217Active Duty, 1968
218Hawkins - Active Duty, 1964
219Third Army JAG Conference, 1964-01
220Hawkins - Active Duty, 1966
221Army - Extension - JAG School, 1961-1965
222Peter Coll - Accident Claim, 1967-1971
223Hawkins - Speeches - Notes, etc., 1961-1965
224P.W. Harrison vs Ernest Oliver, 1970
225Est. of Lafayette McLaws to Hawkins, 1965
226[Dunkin, Mills, and Miller Deed], 1963
227Robert S. Lanier Jr. and Sr., 1983
228Estate of Mrs. Carrie Barber, 1968-1969
229State v Robbins and Hancock, 1980-1981
230Kidnapping - Gross, etc., 1980
231Torrence v Torrence, 1997-04-14
232Sentence of Probation, 1978
233[Trust Agreement]
234Hawkins - Judge, 1969
235Blackburn v Blackburn, 1983
236South Eastern Equipment Co., 1968
237Palmer A. Bazemore - Sale of Timber to Union Bag-Camp, 1967-1968
238Copies of Briefs
239Army - Staff Reviews, etc., 1966-1968
240Walstein Parker vs T.J. Black, 1966-1969
241Estate of Causey J. Bazemore, 1966-1968
242HA and AR Morgan to CL Miller and A.S. Mills Warranty Deed, 1959-1983
243W.C. Hawkins - Active Duty with JAG School, 1956
244W.C. Hawkins Active Duty, 1955
245Major W.C. Hawkins Active Duty, 1953
246Major W.C. Hawkins - Active Duty, 1952
247[Reserve Officers Association Certificate], 1996
248Wirtz vs Albert McKinley Brown - Labor Case, 1966
249Ernest Brown vs BR Boddiford, Benjamin Bryant, Harlow Brown, 1968
250Ninette S. Bragg, 1963-1967
301"The Power of the Governor of Georgia to Remove Officials" by Colbert Hawkins
302Third Army Area School - School Certificate, 1950-07-15
303[Correspondence] [1/2], 1931-1961
304[Correspondence] [2/2], 1931-1961
306"The Menace of Bureaucracy"
307[School Documents], 1930-1938
308Farmer's Account Book, 1929-1930
309[Reserve Officers], 1936-1937
310Manual for Courts - Martial U.S. Army, 1949
312Military Habeas Corps - Headquarters Third Army
313Basic Legal Concepts of Government Contracts
314[Speech in Elberton, Georgia], 1932-03-25
315[Department of the Army Booklet], 1943-10-27
316Hartford Fire Insurance Company, 1941-1942
317Practical Hints to ORC Personnel Scheduled for Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, 1950
318Common Errors or Irregularities Appearing in Records of Trial, 1950-02-17
319School Solutions, 1950
320Books Read in 1932, 1932
321[University of Georgia Freshman Schedule]
322Richard B. Russell, Jr. for US Senator, 1932
32311th Company Student Training Regiment - Fort Benning, 1950-06-02
324[Monroe Football Schedule], 1930
325The University of Georgia Honors Day, 1934-05-03
326[Postcard from Tony], 1936
327[Speech to the Demosthenian Literary Society], 1937
328Expiration of Tour of Active Duty, 1941-1942
329[Handwritten Notes]
330Georgia Alumni Record, 1937-09
331Monroe Public Schools Awards, 1930
332Third Army Area School Judge Advocate General Officers
333Recommended Form for Staff Judge Advocate's Review
334[Letter from Geo. L. Smith II], 1950-07-03
335Common Errors or Irregularities Appearing in Records of Trial, 1949-06-27
336General Court-Martial Data Sheet, 1949-02
337Common Eras or Irregularities Appearing in Records of Trial, 1949-04-07
338Department of the Army - Claims and Litigation, 1950-01
339Judge Advocate General's Department, 1946-08-02
340General Provisions (Supply Contract), 1949-11
341Basic Policies of Procurement
342Line of Duty Determinations, 1950
343[Letter from KR Hawins], 1950
344Army Regulations - Military Records, 1945-10-14
345Army Regulations - Personnel, 1947-06-23
346Documentary Evidence in Military Courts - Martial, 1950
347Preliminary Consideration with Respect to Military Justice
348[School Assignment], 1949
349Army Regulations - Judge Advocate General's Department, 1945-05-29
350Army Regulations - Enlisted Personnel, 1948-10-27
351[School Solution - Board of Officers], 1949
352[School Solution - Interrogatories and Deposition], 1950
353Army Regulations - Board of Officers for Conducting Investigations, 1940-05-20
354Invitation, Bid, and Award (Supply Contract), 1950
355Execution of Contracts and Practical Work
356[Army Documents], 1945
357Third Army Area Judge Advocate General's Corps Reserve Officers School, 1950-07-02-1950-07-15
358Arrangement of Record of Trial, 1950
359[Invitation to Sophomore Dance], 1935-03-08
361Auxiliary News - Doctor's Day
362Alaska Native Arts and Crafts Co-Op
363A Prayer for Physicians
364"Protestors at Bulloch High Warned by Judge", 1971-05-21
365Fellowship - American Academy of Family Physicians, 1972-09-26
366Vacation Reading Club, 1961
367Southern Governors' Conference, 1957-09-22-1957-09-25
368Southern Governors Conference - Ladies Luncheon, 1957-09-24
369Southern Governors Conference - The State Dinner, 1957-09-23
370American Academy of Pediatrics, 1960
371[Birthday Card from Alice]
372"Eulogy of the Doctor"
373[Invitation to the Inauguration of Lydon B. Johnson], 1965
374[Group Photograph]
375[Georgia High School Association Certificates], 1966-1967
377[Letter to Katrine], 1959-02-05
378University of Georgia Graduation, 1936
379Certificate for Election of William Colbert Hawkins as Judge of Superior Court, 1972-11-20
380The Georgia Arch Magazine, 1937-03
301[Framed Certificate of Joseph S. Powell as Attorney and Counselor at Law], 1923-11-08
302[Framed Law License of J.S. Powell], 1915-08-06
401[Certificate for Election of William Colbert Hawkins to Judge Superior Court]
402[Certificate From United States Court of Military Appeals], 1956-08-22
403[Judge Superior Court Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Certificate], 1971-01-01
404[Drawing of Charles Smith]
405[Diploma From the University of Georgia]
406[Certificate From the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia], 1946-09-03
407[Certificate From the State Board of Medical Examiners to Katrine Rawls Hawkins], 1949-10-13
408[Certificate From the University Hospital of Augusta Georgia to Katrine Rawls], 1941-06-30
409[Diploma from the University of Georgia]
410[Certificate from the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia], 1946-10-07
411[Certificate From the Supreme Court of the United States of America], 1956-10-22