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Thomas William Wrenne

Thomas William Wrenne, American banker, lawyer. Member City Council, 1877-1879, Board of Education, 1879-1891. Director Tennessee Centennial Exposition and as v. chairman reception committee in charge that feature opening exercises of the exposition, 1896; member American Committee for Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Peace Among English-Speaking Peoples, 1914-1915.

Background

  • Wrenne, Thomas William was born on December 1, 1851 in Rockbridge Company, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Margaret (Roche) Wrenne.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the high school, Nashville, Tennessee, 1870.

    Career

    • Clerk, Chancery Court, Nashville, 1870. Superintendent, secretary, treasurer S. Nashville St. R.R., 1875. Practiced law, 1878-1882.

      Clerk and master, Chancery Court, and receiver Bank of Tennessee, 1882-1888. President McGavock & Mount Vernon Horse Railroad Company, 1888-1889, during which time electrified road and consolidated several companies into one and inaugurated transfer system. President Nashville, Abstract Company, 1889-1894.

      Organizer, and president Nashville Title Company, 1894-1911. Organized 1899, and became president Wrenne Banking Company (now Thomas W. Wrenne & Company). Manager southern loan agency Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, since 1899.

      On staffs of Governors Patterson, Rye, Roberts, Taylor and Peay, with rank of colonel.

    Works

    • Author act establishing Nashville Humane Commission. Chairman of Commission of arrangements in charge of reception to Lieutenant General Sir Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, founder of Boy Scouts, on his visit to Nashville, February 1912. Member American Committee for Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Peace Among English-Speaking Peoples, 1914-1915.

      Grand marshal in connection with celebration of 100th anniversary of Jackson’s victory, in the Battle of Chalmette Plains (New Orleans, January 8, 1914), at Nashville, Tennessee, January 8, 1915. First president Nashville High School Alumni Association, 1908 (president). President 1st Nashville and Tennessee Tuberculosis League.

      Chairman military committee Davidson Company (Nashville) Council of Defense, World War.

    Membership

    Member City Council, 1877-1879, Board of Education, 1879-1891. Director Tennessee Centennial Exposition and as v. chairman reception committee in charge that feature opening exercises of the exposition, 1896. Member American Committee for Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Peace Among English-Speaking Peoples, 1914-1915.

    Connections

    • Married Clara Virginia Hebenstreit, October 7, 1875.
    • father: John Wrenne
    • mother: Margaret (Roche) Wrenne
    • spouse: Clara Virginia Hebenstreit
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    Born December 1, 1851
    Died January 10, 1925
    (aged 73)
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