H. E. “Sonny” Cauthen, Jr.


H. E. “Sonny” Cauthen, Jr., joined Partners Jeffrey Forbes and Zachary Williams to found Forbes-Tate’s predecessor Cauthen Forbes & Williams after maintaining a presence in Washington for more than twenty years as President and CEO of Cauthen & Associates, a governmental relations firm that originated in Montgomery, Alabama.

A former member of the Alabama State Democratic Executive Committee and a veteran of several state and national campaigns, he served both the Clinton/Gore ’96 re-election campaign and the 2000 Gore/Lieberman campaign as Vice Chairman for Business Outreach. He was a Trustee of the Democratic National Committee and member of the National Finance Board and the Democratic Business Council.

Mr. Cauthen also continues to serve as President and C.E.O. of Cauthen and Associates, which focuses on governmental relations at the state and local levels. He is involved in several agricultural operations, including a diversified, family-owned cattle ranch, and holds an interest in the Teague Crossing Development Company, with properties adjacent to the new Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama plant near Montgomery. An avid outdoorsman, Cauthen is keenly interested in all aspects of wildlife management and maintains the family ranch as a hunting preserve. He sits on the board of directors of the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Mr. Cauthen is married to the former Florence Minor Mangum, also a native of Montgomery. She is an attorney and former U. S. Marshal for the Middle District of Alabama. They have two children, Belle Churchwell Cauthen and Eugene Preston Mangum Cauthen.