Lee Swears-In Wade

Before receiving the oath of office on Saturday, new Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary R. Wade was praised for his service as an attorney, mayor of Sevierville, judge and since 2006, a justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Sharon G. Lee gave the oath of office to him at the Sevier County Courthouse. In an interview, Wade said that becoming chief justice was not a primary aspiration in his early career. "My first objective," he said, "was to complete law school. Then pass the bar. Then to make sure there was nothing in my past to disqualify me from becoming a notary public. What came after that was the cherry on top." The News Sentinel has the story and pictures