Chief Magistrate Judge William C. Randall
Civil Court Judge and Chief Magistrate William C. Randall was born (October 14, 1943) and raised in Macon, Georgia. After attending school at Williams Elementary and Appling High School, Judge Randall went on the receive a Bachelor of Arts at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and a degree in Law (J.D.) at Emory University School of Law. After Graduation for law school, Judge Randall was awarded a Earl Warren Fellowship. These fellowships are awarded each year to 15-20 new students whose community involvement activities and leadership qualities demonstrate outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys.
Judge Randall was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1974 and served from 1975 to 1999. During his 24 years in the legislature, Judge Randall earned many recognitions, including the Outstanding Legislative Award in 1976 from the Concerned Citizens League of Macon, the Georgia Hospital Association Legislative Award in 1978; the Outstanding Legislative Award from the Afro-American Law Enforcement League of Macon in 1980 and the Outstanding Legislative Award from the Bibb Association of Educators in 1986.
In 1995, he was named Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Home Health Association, and in 1996 he received the same award from the Georgia Public Health Association, Inc. and once again in 1997 he received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Georgia Association for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse. He also received the Leader in Women’s Health Award in 1997 from the Women Legislator’s Lobby and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories and in 1999 the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to him by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Inc. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Judge of the Civil and Magistrate Courts of Bibb County by Governor Roy Barnes and he presently serves in that position. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Magistrate Judges Council.
His professional affiliations include memberships in the Macon Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, The National Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Judicial Association. In addition, Judge Randall is a member of the Prince Hall Masons, the Elks and NAACP.
Judge Randall practices his faith as a member of the Beulahland Bible Church. He is the son of the late William P. and Lillian Randall. Judge Randall and his wife, Lauretta, reside in Macon and have five children and 11 grandchildren.`