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© 2023 by George Edgecomb Bar Association

George Edgecomb Bar Association

PO Box 956

Tampa, Florida 33601

 

 

On January 29, 2004, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court dedicated the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse in honor of Hillsborough County’s first African-American judge. The Honorable Judge George E. Edgecomb was invested as a county judge on August 13, 1973. He was also the first African-American Chief Assistant County Solicitor and Hillsborough County’s first African-American Assistant State Attorney.

 

Judge Edgecomb was a native of West Tampa and graduated from George S. Middleton High School with honors in 1960, where he served as President of the student body. Judge Edgecomb attended Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia, serving as Student Body President during his junior and senior years before graduating in 1964. Thereafter in 1968, Judge Edgecomb earned a law degree from Howard University where he served as Chief Justice of the Sigma Delta Legal Fraternity. He returned to Tampa and began his rise in the legal profession as an associate with Delano S. Stewart, Esquire.

Judge Edgecomb was also a community leader. He was President of the Board of Directors, Greater Tampa Urban League; a Steward at Mt. Sinai A.M.E. Church; Member and Man of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; and Outstanding Citizen, Frontiers of America. He married his high school sweetheart, Doretha Wynn, and their union produced a daughter, Allison.

Founded in 1982, in memory of the late Honorable George E. Edgecomb, the George Edgecomb Bar Association is dedicated to the promotion and recognition of African Americans within the legal profession and the judiciary. Today, the Association’s 100 members strive to maintain the ideals and principles George E. Edgecomb embodied during his brief but productive life.

 

 

Founders

The George Edgecomb Bar Association is Tampa’s largest predominately African-American voluntary bar association. Founded in 1982, in memory of the late Honorable George E. Edgecomb, the George Edgecomb Bar Association is dedicated to the promotion and recognition of African Americans within the legal profession and the judiciary. The following are the pioneering attorneys who formed GEBA:

 

  • Amelia Cook Brown

  • Fred L. Buckine

  • George W. Butler, Jr.

  • Marva L. Crenshaw

  • F. Malcolm Cunningham, Jr.

  • Sheree D. Cunningham

  • Theda Rose James

  • Wanda J. Davis

  • Warren H. Dawson

  • Kenneth C. Glover

  • Eurich Z. Griffin

  • Raymond P. Harris, Jr.

  • Marilyn Holifield

  • Carolyn House Stewart

  • Frank T. Johnson

  • Arthenia L. Joyner

  • Perry A. Little

  • John H. Lowe, Jr.

  • Prince J. McIntosh

  • Robert B. Morrison Jr.

  • Morris Milton

  • William P. Murphy

  • Eric Myers

  • Belinda Noah

  • Peggy A. Quince

  • T. Carlton Richardson

  • Thomas E. Robinson

  • Emiliano J. Salcines, Jr.

  • Delano S. Stewart

  • Frank S. Stewart

  • Thomas E. Stringer

  • Theodore N. Taylor

  • Nathaniel Tindall

  • Donald C. Westfield, Jr.

  • Isaiah W. Williams

  • Ricky E. Williams

  • Charles F. Wilson

  • Charles R. Wilson

  • Kaydell O. Wright-Douglas

 

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Our History