TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 27, 2014

Retired Chancellor Frederick D. McDonald died Saturday (Jan. 25) at the age of 85. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, McDonald served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the Pentagon and later in the 3rd Infantry Division in Korea. McDonald moved to Knoxville in 1968 to practice law. He was first appointed to the Knox County Chancery Court in 1973 by former Gov. Winfield Dunn. During his 25-year tenure, McDonald presided over several high profile cases and served as president of the Tennessee State Judicial Conference. The family will receive friends this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Funeral services will be tomorrow (Jan. 28) at 10 a.m. Internment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 5315 Kingston Pike. Knox News has more on his life.