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Ernest C. Hornsby

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Ernest C. Hornsby

Ernest C. Hornsby also known as Sonny Hornsby (born October 8, 1936) was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama from 1989 to 1995.


He was born on October 8, 1936, and he received his A.B. degree from Auburn University and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1960. From 1960 to 1988, He had a private law practice in Tallassee, Alabama. He served as a State Senator for Tallapoosa County, Alabama and Elmore County, Alabama from 1962 to 1966. He served as President of the Elmore County Bar Association, President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, and as Tallassee, Alabama City Judge from 1972 to 1978. From 1977 to 1978, he was President of the Alabama State Bar. He served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama from 1989 to 1995.[1] He was defeated for re-election in 1994 by Perry O. Hooper, Sr., who became Alabama's third Republican Chief Justice and the first GOP member to hold the post in 120 years when Thonmas Peters (1872-1874) left office during Reconstruction.


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Preceded by
C. C. Torbert, Jr.
Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of Alabama

Succeeded by
Perry Hooper
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