TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Aug 21, 2012

Former Jackson Chancellor Eugene Brooks McLemore died Aug. 15 in Georgia. He was 92. He served in World War II, earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University, and was also a graduate of the National College of the Judiciary at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was licensed to practice law in 1949, and in private practice until 1960. He was president of the Judicial Conference of Tennessee,1966-67; served three terms in the State Senate; was chancellor of the 14th Chancery Division of Tennessee for more than 15 years until he was elected by the Supreme Court of Tennessee to be its executive secretary (now known as Administrative Director of the Courts). He later was elected attorney general. After retiring, Chancellor McLemore continued to serve as special justice of the Supreme Court and special judge of the Court of Appeals. Funeral services were Monday in Jackson, with entombment at Ridgecrest Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to West Jackson Baptist Church. Read his obituary in the Jackson Sun