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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 13, 2018
Longtime Chattanooga attorney Thomas A. Caldwell died Wednesday at the age of 94. A native of the city, Caldwell was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II until his discharge in 1946. He graduated from Harvard Law in 1949, upon which he began work for the Marshall Plan in locations across the globe before settling in Washington, D.C. He returned home in 1953, and through subsequent name changes and mergers, his firm went on to become Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. A volunteer and a philanthropist, he received the Chattanooga Bar Association's Ralph Kelley Humanitarian Award in 1999. He was the first president of the Chattanooga Legal Aid Society in 1965, later being named to the Legal Aid Hall of Fame in 2011. Just this year he was named "Colonel Aide de Camp" by Gov. Bill Haslam. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.