State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Georgia legal community mourns loss of Sen. Jimmy Lester

March 3, 2020
By Darrell Sutton

The Augusta Chronicle

To the Editor:

The State Bar of Georgia extends condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Augusta attorney and former state Sen. James L. “Jimmy” Lester Jr., whose passing Feb. 17 has left us all saddened.

A member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1957, Sen. Lester had a long career in the legal profession and in public service. He represented Augusta in the Georgia Senate from 1971 through 1984, chairing the Senate Banking and Finance Committee, and later served as a member of the state Department of Transportation board. He also served his country as an Army veteran of the Korean War. 

Sen. Lester will be missed and fondly remembered by Georgia’s legal community. We appreciate the many contributions he made during his career of service.

Darrell Sutton
President, State Bar of Georgia