TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Journal News on Apr 1, 2018

Journal Issue Date: Apr 2018

Journal Name: April 2018 - Vol. 54, No. 4

R. DAVID ALLEN of Lebanon died on Feb. 23. He was 89. Born in New York City, Allen was a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran who graduated from the Nashville School of Law in 1962. He started his career as the industrial relations manager for TRW’s Ross Gear Division plant, but soon moved on to become assistant district attorney general for the state of Tennessee in 1967. He worked in private practice in Lebanon until his retirement. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Allen's memory to Prospect Inc., 960 Maddox Simpson Parkway, Lebanon 37090.

Nashville lawyer ROBERT EDWARD KENDRICK SR. died on Feb. 24 at the age of 93. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Kendrick graduated from Vanderbilt Law School, where he also earned a master’s degree in economics. After teaching for several years, he earned an advanced law degree from Yale University on a Fulbright Scholarship. In 1961, he worked in the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C., and later the Department of Commerce. He returned to Nashville, where he worked for the Metro legal department and the Tennessee State Attorney General’s office. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Woodmont Hills Church Missions Fund, or to Healing Hands International.

Madison attorney JOHN HARRISON LOWE died on March 4 at the age of 71. Lowe, a graduate of the Nashville School of Law, served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 291st Military Police of the U.S. Army. He practiced law in the city of Goodlettsville and served as the city judge of Millersville since 1981. Lowe also previously worked for the Tennessee Law Enforcement Planning Agency and the District Attorney Generals Conference, and was a past president of the Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Alive Hospice or the Eleventh Street Church of Christ.

Memphis lawyer SETH MCGAUGHRAN died on Feb. 1 at the age of 92. A graduate of Vanderbilt Law, McGaughran was an aviation cadet in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp, learning different roles in a bomber crew in the final year of the war. He wrote for the Commercial Appeal as a correspondent in Greenville, Mississippi, briefly before starting his legal career in Memphis that spanned decades.