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Herbert A. Ringle Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 171

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Herbert A. Ringel Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life and practicing law in Georgia. The papers are arranged alphabetically by folder and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1888 - 1966

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Brothers Herbert and Philip Ringel were born to Jacob Max Ringel and Minnie Fertel in Georgetown, South Carolina, and were graduated from high school in that city. Their father owned a mercantile business in Georgetown known as J. M. Ringel's Department Store. Herbert and Philip attended the University of Georgia and obtained law degrees. Herbert entered the University of Georgia in 1925 at the age of sixteen. He took the required two-year pre-law course, concentrating in economics. He then entered law school and received his LLB Degree in 1930. Immediately thereafter he moved to Brunswick, Georgia, and began practicing law with his older brother. They practiced general law, handling estates, receiverships of bankrupt businesses, drafting contracts, consulting in organization development, and preparing of deeds, mortgages and leases. In 1937, Herbert was appointed Solicitor of the City Court of Brunswick, Georgia, which is the office of the prosecuting attorney for Glynn County, by Governor Eugene Tallmadge. He was also attorney for the Brunswick Housing Authority and was later appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. Philip received his law degree in 1933. That same year, he was very instrumental in forming a progressive club. In 1953, Philip was appointed judge of Recorder's Court of the City of Brunswick. In 1959, Judge Ringel was appointed Glynn County Commissioner.


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Language of Materials




Herbert and Philip Ringel were both influential lawyers in Georgia. . The collection includes letters written in German, two journals of Max Marks written in late 1888 and many photographs. The collection also includes newspaper articles on Philip's career dating from 1933 to 1961.


The papers are arranged alphabetically by folder and chronologically within each folder.

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection and oversized material removed to oversized collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Demece "Mickey" Harvey in June 2008 and the Finding aid was entered into ArchivesSpace by Sasha Jelan, with revisions by Lindsay Resnick, in 2020.

Herbert A. Ringel Family Papers, Mss 171
Demece Harvey
June 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States