RESUME: Alphonso Manns




Home Address:            113 South. Glenwood Avenue West, Bloomington, Indiana 47408.

Office Address:            405 West 6th Street, Suite I, P.O. Box 1914, Bloomington, Indiana 47402.

Telephone:                   (812) 336-8076 (Office), (812) 320-2546 (Cell)




                                    Date of Birth: July 5, 1941.

                                    Birthplace:  Cleveland, Ohio.

                                    Height:  6’ 1”.

                                    Family: Spouse (Dollie Stafford Manns); five (5) adult children; eleven

 (11) grand-children; and two (2) great grand-children.




                                    East Technical High School, Cleveland, Ohio, Diploma, 1959;

                                    Honors and Activities:

                                                President, School Chapter of the National Honor Society;

                                                Track Team.


                                    Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.S., 1964, Cum Laude;

                                    Major:  Chemistry; Minor: Mathematics.

                                    Honors and Activities:

                                                Vice-President and President of Senior Class;

                                                Chairman, Cafeteria Committee;

                                                Member, Student Council;

                                                Member, Stage-crafters;

                                                Treasurer, St. Anslem Chapel, Nashville, Tennessee;

                                                Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Chi Chapter;

                                                Men’s Senate “Man of the Year, 1964”;

                                                Alumni “Leadership Honor, 1964”;

                                                Beta Kappa Chi Honorary Society;

                                                Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities;

                                                Recipient, Crown Zellerbach Scholarship.


                                    Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, J.D., 1972.

                                               Honors and Activities:

                                                Member, Student Bar Association;

                                                Chairman, Black Student Lawyers Association, affiliated with

                                                            the Black American Law Student Association;

                                                Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity;

                                    Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow/Grantee of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation;

                                                Project Coordinator, the Public Law Reform Organization;

                                                Member, Committee for Equal Educational Opportunity, I.U. Bloomington Campus.

                                    Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs,

                                                Bloomington, Indiana, M.P.A., 1975.

                                    Indiana University Department of Political Science; Graduate

Studies; formerly affiliated with the Ostrom Workshop for   Political Theory and Public Policy.




                                    Part-time Clerk, Sanna’s Meat Market, Cleveland, Ohio, 1956-61;

                                    Truck Driver’s Helper, Beverage Distributors, Inc., Summers, 1963-65;

                                    Junior Chemist and Microbiology Laboratory Assistant, Difco

                                                Laboratories, Detroit, Michigan, 1965-66;

                                    Legal Aide, Legal Aid Society, Cleveland, Ohio; Summer,1970;

                                    Field Examiner and Law Clerk-Trainee, National Labor Relations Board,

                                                Indianapolis, Indiana, 1971-72;

                                    Director of Human Relations for the Bloomington Campus and Part-time

                                                Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies in the College of Arts

                                                and Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1972-74;

                                    Secretary, Committee for Equal Educational Opportunity, I.U. Campus;

                                    Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1974 -79;

                                    Attorney, private practice of law, Bloomington, Indiana, 1980 – present;

                                    Former Monroe County Election Inspector.




                                    U.S. Army, First Lieutenant, (Active and Reserve) June 1966 – June 1972

(platoon leader, battalion intelligence officer, and battalion executive officer); (Honorable Discharge);

                                    U.S. Navy (Reserve), Lieutenant Commander, May 1974 – 1976;

                                                (Recruitment officer); (Honorable Discharge)


                                                Officers Candidate School; Ft. Benning, Georgia;

                                                Advanced Infantry Training School, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina;

                                                Combat Military Intelligence School, Federal Republic of WestGermany;

                                                Chemical, Biological, Radiological School, Federal Republic ofWest Germany;

                                                Air Ground Operations School, Federal Republic of West Germany;

                                                Recruitment Officers Management Orientation School, Pensacola,Florida;

                                                U.S. Naval War College (One correspondence course of  continuing education).




                                    Member, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Bloomington, Indiana;

                                    Member, Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington, Indiana;

                                    Former coach of youth baseball and basketball, Bloomington, Indiana;

                                    Former Executive Officer of Bloomington Black Business and Professional Association, Inc.

Indiana University Juneteenth Freedom Celebration 2012 Unsung Hero Award;

                                    President’s Award, Monroe County Branch of the NAACP, 2012.

                                    Member, Kiwanis Club of Bloomington, Indiana;

                                    Member, Knights of Columbus;

Former Member of the Executive Board of the Columbian Home Association, Inc.;

                                    Former Member, City of Bloomington/Monroe County Domestic Violence Task Force.

Volunteer, READ FOR 200 Initiative, Bloomington Commission on the

Status of Black Males and the Monroe County Community School Corporation.




                                    Federal Republic of West Germany, Austria, France, England, Switzerland,

 Holland, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, and Zimbabwe.




                                    Member, Indiana University Alumni Association;

                                    Member, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity;

                                    Former Member, Parents’ Council, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio);

                                    Member and Former Executive Committee Officer, Monroe County Bar Association;

                                    Member and Former Executive Committee Officer, Monroe County Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P.

                                    Member, Indiana Bar Association;

                                    Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation;

                                    Member, American Bar Association;

                                    Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit;

                                    Admitted, Indiana Supreme Court;

                                    Admitted, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana;

                                    Admitted, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana;

                                    Admitted, United States District Court, Eastern District of California;

                                    Admitted, United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit;

                                    Admitted, United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit;

                                    Admitted, United States Supreme Court;

                                    Former Affiliate, The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political

                                            Theory and Policy Analysis.




                        Major Paper – Law School requirement:

                                    Public Administrative School Policies and Judicial Opinions Which Affect

                                    The Rights of Pregnant and Early Post-Partum Classroom Teachers:  A

                                    Proposed Provisional Model. (1972, 102 pages)

                        Major Paper – School of Public and Environmental Affairs requirement:

                                    A Study of Developments and The Impact of Federal Water Pollution

                                    Control Legislation and Regulations As They Relate To Intergovernmental

                                    Relations and Comprehensive Planning:  Proposed Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the Bloomington-Lake Monroe Area, Indiana In Point (1975,   108  pages)

                        Paper Presentations – Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis:

                                    Public Choice, Pareto Optimality and the Pure Theory of Public Expenditures  (1978);

                                    A Spectral Analysis of Electoral Behavior (7/27/1979).

                        Proposed Ph.D. dissertation (Unfinished draft):

                                    Self-Governance and The Beloved Community:  Theoretical Perspectives

                                    In Political Philosophy and Public Policy Analysis. (2011, 154  pages)