White to lead bar association
Ernest Ray White, practicing attorney at Flomaton and Brewton, has been selected as the new incoming president of Escambia County Alabama Bar Association.
White is a 1972 graduate of Flomaton High School; a 1973 graduate of Jefferson Davis Community College where he served as Student Government Association president. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of West Florida where he earned a bachelor's degree in communication arts.
White attended law school at the University of Alabama School of Law where he finished in December 1979. In May 1980, he was elected to the Flomaton Town Council and also, in 1980 was elected District Judge of Escambia County, Ala., at age 25. White is the youngest elected District Judge in state history.
He served as District Judge until 1985 when Gov. George Wallace appointed him to the Circuit Bench where he served until January 1987. He has been in private law practice since 1987, licensed in Alabama and Florida.
Additionally, he has served as Tribal Judge for the Poarch Creek Indians since October 1987. He also presides over the Poarch Creek Indian Drug Court, which is a nationally recognized drug court.