REMEMBERING JUNIUS FOY GUIN, JR.
(Senate - November 17, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 165 (Thursday, November 17, 2016)]
[Page S6464]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                    REMEMBERING JUNIUS FOY GUIN, JR.

 Mr. SHELBY. Mr. President, today I wish to honor the life of 
Judge Junius Foy Guin, Jr., of Russellville, AL, who passed away on 
November 8, 2016. He will be long remembered for his service to our 
Nation, his contributions to the legal community, and his dedication to 
both kindness and fairness in the courtroom.
  Judge Guin was born in Russellville and graduated from Russellville 
High School in 1940. He went on to earn his B.A. and J.D. from the 
University of Alabama. Judge Guin took time off of school to serve as 
an infantry first lieutenant in World War II. During his service, he 
was sent to Camp Swift near Austin, TX, where he met and married his 
wife. After the war, he returned to the University of Alabama to 
complete his law degree and subsequently joined his father's private 
law practice from 1948 to 1973.
  As an attorney, Judge Guin served on the Alabama State Bar 
Commission, the Board of the Alabama Law Institute, and the Alabama 
Supreme Court's advisory commission. He was also the first chairman of 
the judicial commission, which is now the judicial inquiry commission.
  Judge Guin began his career in public service when he was nominated 
by President Richard Nixon to serve on the U.S. District Court for the 
Northern District of Alabama. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 
10, 1973, and assumed senior status on February 3, 1989.
  In addition to his professional achievements, Judge Guin was named 
Citizen of the Year for Russellville in 1973. He served as an elder and 
chairman of the foreign missions committee of the North Highlands 
Church of Christ in Russellville, as well as the West End Church of 
Christ and Palisades Church of Christ in Birmingham. Judge Guin also 
enjoyed playing golf, valued music and traveling the world, and always 
loved cheering on the Crimson Tide.
  I offer my deepest condolences to Judge Guin's wife, Dorace, and his 
children Jan, Judy, Jay, and David, as well as his many grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren. I join all of their loved ones as they 
celebrate his many life accomplishments and mourn his loss.

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