Wade to Be Sworn In as Chief Justice Sept. 1

Justice Gary R. Wade is to be sworn in as the 29th chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1 at the Sevier County Courthouse. He will succeed Chief Justice Cornelia A. Clark, who has served as chief justice since Sept. 1, 2010. On Sept. 5, Gov. Bill Haslam will administer the ceremonial oath to Wade at the Knoxville Bar Association’s annual dinner honoring the Supreme Court. Wade was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2006 by Gov. Phil Bredesen. Prior to his appointment, Wade served on the Court of Criminal Appeals for 19 years and was elected by his colleagues to serve as presiding judge from 1998 to 2006. Learn more from the Administrative Office of the Courts