The President today announced that he will nominate Philip H. Alston, Jr., of Atlanta, Ga., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Australia. Alston is a partner in the law firm of Alston, Miller and Gaines in Atlanta.
Alston was born April 19, 1911, in Atlanta, Ga. He received an A.B. in 1932 from the University of Georgia and an LL.B. in 1934 from Emory University School of Law. He served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945.
Since 1935 he has been practicing law with the predecessor firm to Alston, Miller and Gaines. He has been a partner in the firm since 1942.
Alston serves as a Judge Pro Hoc Vice of the City of Atlanta Police Court. He is a member of the Board of Adjustments of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta and is on the board of regents of the University System of Georgia. He is a panelist and chairman for the Atlanta region of the White House Fellows Program.