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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 6, 2018
Former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Edward Riley Anderson has died at the age of 85. In his judicial career, Justice Anderson served three years on the Court of Appeals, 16 years on the Tennessee Supreme Court, and five terms as chief justice. During his tenure on the Supreme Court, he led the way for innovative improvements to the outreach and functionality of the Tennessee judiciary. When he retired from the court in 2006, Anderson had served as chief justice longer than anyone else in the preceding 40 years. As chief justice, Anderson worked to make courts open and accessible and to educate Tennesseans about the judicial branch of government. He also founded the SCALES program, where justices travel across the state holding court for high school students. That program was awarded the 2016 Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education. The family will receive friends 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on July 14 at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a celebration of life service to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tennessee Justice Center.