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Charles Oliver Ragan

Charles Oliver Ragan, American lawyer. Bar: Tennessee 1964, United States District Court (eastern district) Tennessee 1965; certified consumer bankruptcy specialist. Campaign treasurer for Democratic candidates.


  • Ragan, Charles Oliver was born on December 23, 1935 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Charles Oliver and Jeanette (Butler) Ragan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Tennessee, 1958. Juris Doctor, University Tennessee, 1963.


    • Staff attorney State of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1964-1969. Attorney Bean & Phillips, 1969-1973. Senior partner Ragan & Schulman, 1973-1975, Ragan & Littleton, Chattanooga, 1975-1980, Ragan & Wulforst, Chattanooga, 1980-1984.

      Private practice, from 1984. Tennessee commander National Conference Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1976-1980.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Tennessee 1964, United States District Court (eastern district) Tennessee 1965. Certified consumer bankruptcy specialist.


    Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Bible is the primary source of theology and doctrine, with three others being tradition, reason and experience.


    Campaign treasurer for Democratic candidates.


    • Married Pauline Iona Kimsey, April 19, 1958.
    • father: Charles Oliver Ragan
    • mother: Jeanette (Butler) Ragan
    • spouse: Pauline Iona Kimsey
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    Born December 23, 1935
    Died October 21, 2004
    (aged 68)