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John Wallace Tallman

John Wallace Tallman, alcohol/drug abuse services administrator, lawyer. Bar: Tennessee, Virginia; licensed alcohol and other drugs of abuse counselor, Tennessee; certified addictions counselor.


  • Tallman, John Wallace was born on March 5, 1935 in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. Son of William Staples and Anne Margaret (Rommel) Tallman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Virginia, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1962.


    • General counsel, Chattanooga, 1962-1982. Alcohol and drug dependency counselor CADAS, 1982-1983. Director chemical dependency recovery program Greenleaf Center, Inc., Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, 1984-1991.

      Alcohol and drug clin coordinator Wescott Center, Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, 1991-1993. Director agency services Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc., Chattanooga, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Tennessee, Virginia. Licensed alcohol and other drugs of abuse counselor, Tennessee. Certified addictions counselor.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    With United States Army, 1957-1959, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Association Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Tennessee Association Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (board directors 1990-1992, treasurer 1988-1989, president 1990-1991, Member of Year 1989 Southeast Tennessee/Chattnooga chapter), National Episcopalian Coalition on Alcohol and Drugs, Chattanooga/Hamilton County Mental Health Association, Society Americans for Recovery, Tennessee Alcohol and Drug Association, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Massachusetts, Kappa Alpha, Phi Alpha Delta.



    Geneology, reading, gardening, computer science.


    • father: William Staples Tallman
    • mother: Anne Margaret (Rommel) Tallman
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