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Personal: Cyrus Booker was born in Franklin, Tennessee, on November 27, 1956. He is one of twelve children of Monroe and Mary Booker. He, and each of his eleven brothers and sisters, holds at least a college degree, and his youngest brother (Barry) and sister (Karen) played basketball for Vanderbilt University.

Mr. Booker is the husband of Cherie Booker, and they have two children, Damali (age 21, and a Senior at Spelman College) and Omari (age 18, and a Sophmore at Belmont University).

Education: Cyrus Booker is a 1974 graduate of Franklin High School, a l978 graduate of Harvard University and a l981 graduate of Georgetown University School of Law.

Professional: Cyrus Booker was licensed to practice in the District of Columbia in December, 1981 and licensed to practice in the State of Tennessee in April, 1984. Mr. Booker was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in August, 1992.

Mr. Booker was the first African-American to become a partner in one of Nashville's ten largest law firms. He has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Law (1992 - 1995) and teaches Legal Ethics at the Nashville School of Law (l992 - present). Mr. Booker is a Principal and founder of the law firm Booker & Baugh, P.C.

Professional Involvement: Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, Barrister (1995 - Present), Associate (1990 - 1992); Board of Professional Responsibility, Hearing Committee Member (1997 - Present); Board of Directors, Tennessee Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection (1997 - Present); Vice President, Nashville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (1990 and 1991); Board of Directors, Nashville Bar Association (1990 - 1993); Regional Director, National Bar Association (1987); President, Napier-Looby Bar Association (1987); Chair, Chancery and Circuit Court Committee (1990) and Minorities Opportunities Committee (1995, 1996 and 1997), Nashville Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association (1994 - Present); Life Member, Napier-Looby Bar Association.

Community Involvement: Commissioner, Metropolitan Convention Center Commission (1990 - Present); Chairperson, Board of Trustees and Ministry of Stewardship, Ray of Hope Community Church (1997 - Present); Board of Directors, Inroads/Nashville, Inc. (1996 - Present); Board of Directors, National Conference (1996 - Present); Board of Directors, Central Business Improvement District (1998 - Present); Board of Directors, Hounds Run Homeowners Association (1998 - Present); Member, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church (1986 - Present); Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Member, Hadley Park Tennis Club (1990 - Present); Board of Directors, Eighteenth Avenue Community Center (1990 - 1994); Member, Friends of Black Children State Advisory Board (1988 - 1992); Chairperson, Board of Trustees and Ministry of Stewardship, Berean Baptist Church (1994 - 1997); Trustee, Harpeth Hall School (1993 - 1996).

Honors: Leadership Nashville, Class of 1996-97; Listed in Who's Who in American Law; Editor, American Criminal Law Review (Georgetown); National Merit Scholarship (Harvard); Cumulative Dean's List (Harvard).

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