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Gives view of '56 flag adoption

...flag, to an authoritative article by John Walker Davis in the current issue of The Georgia Historical Quarterly. John Sammons Bell, Democratic Party chairman and attorney for the Association of County Administrators, sponsored the resolution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/14/op_236023.shtml
Opinion columns
Flag flap --again

...that Georgia's flag is "defiant, hurtful and wrong." It is Klein's view that is divisive. Respected Judge John Sammons Bell, the flag's designer, said in 1956 -- and maintains to this day -- that our state flag is meant solely to memorialize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/06/op_235261.shtml
Opinion columns
Confederate Flag - Banner of Controversy

...Legislature incorporated the Confederate battle flag in a new state banner.The flag was proposed by Atlanta attorney John Sammons Bell (who later became a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals). The legislation to change the state flag was introduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/26/met_203113.shtml
Metro
Signs of struggle, past and future

...first flown in 1902 to incorporate Georgia's coat of arms on a vertical blue band. In 1955, Atlanta attorney John Sammons Bell suggested a new flag to include the Confederate Battle Flag. The law became effective July 1956. "This flag specifically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/07/met_305140.shtml
Metro
Confederate Flag - Banner of Controversy

...Legislature incorporated the Confederate battle flag in a new state banner.The flag was proposed by Atlanta attorney John Sammons Bell (who later became a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals). The legislation to change the state flag was introduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/27/met_203170.shtml
Metro
Flag editorial disrespectful to Confederate war dead

Your Jan. 15 editorial, "Flawed thinking, linking," about the 1956 Georgia flag did not mention why Judge John Sammons Bell designed it. The 1956 Georgia flag was a "living memorial" that represented the two-thirds of all Georgia's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/21/let_401766.shtml
Letters
Flag symbol must unite Georgians

...different flags before adding the Confederate War emblem, none of which had any emblems honoring Confederate heritage. John Sammons Bell sponsored the resolution to insert the battle flag emblem into the state flag at the Association's 1955 convention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/06/op_304999.shtml
Opinion columns
Chastises historian for take on flag

...Supreme Court's 1934 Brown ruling, it is at best a weak argument presented. It rests on a statement made by Judge John Sammons Bell that had no reference to the flag issue itself. Many politicians at that time vowed to stand firm on segregation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/30/op_237543.shtml
Opinion columns
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