Marion A. Humphrey is the pastor of Allison Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, and is a retired circuit court judge for Pulaski and Perry counties.
Humphrey attended public schools in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton, University, Princeton, New Jersey; a master of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a juris doctor degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Humphrey was elected to the position of circuit judge in 1992, and served from January 1, 1993, until December 31, 2010. He was a Little Rock municipal judge from 1989 to 1992. Prior to serving as municipal judge, Judge Humphrey was in private practice in Little Rock and Pine Bluff. He also served as a Little Rock Assistant City Attorney, an Arkansas Assistant Attorney General, the Arkansas State Director for Prison Fellowship, and the associate minister of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Roxbury (Boston), Massachusetts. He was a newspaper reporter and copy editor for the Pine Bluff Commercial. He served as a research assistant in the office of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm of New York, U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, D. C., and as an intern in the office of former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, U. S. Senate, Washington, D. C.
Humphrey is a member of the Arkansas Judicial Council, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Pulaski County Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the W. Harold Flowers Law Society. He serves on the board of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home in Monticello. He was formerly a member of the Board of Directors at Lyon College at Batesville and of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He is also affiliated with the Christian Ministerial Alliance and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He serves as chaplain of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association. In addition, Humphrey is a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Practice.
Humphrey is a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow of International Rotary.
Humphrey is married to the former Vernita Gloria Thomas of Tollette, Arkansas. They have one son, Marion Andrew Humphrey, Jr., a graduate of Little Rock Central High School and Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
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