Former United States Attorney General Griffin Bell, a partner with Robert L. Steed in the prestigious Atlanta law firm of King & Spalding, once described Steed as half lawyer, half wit. His law partners insist he's a writer, and his writer friends insist he's a lawyer. In fact, Steed built an enviable career in both fields. A graduate of Mercer Law School, Steed became one of the nations leading bond attorneys during an era of rapid economic development. All the while he wrote humorous essays that were published in the Atlanta Constitution and collected into books; his barbs were targeted at the vainglorious in politics, entertainment, and society. Steed has been a member of the Mercer University Board of Trustees from 1974 till the present. Shared here for the first time is the story behind the persona--the family, wife, wit, and commitment that coalesced to form an extraordinary scholar, writer, and philanthropist.
The Best of Bob Steed
Mercer University Press
The Not-So-Serious but Seriously Accomplished Life of Robert L. Steed