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Richard Banner Hart

Richard Banner Hart, American lawyer. Bar: North Carolina 1959, Tennessee 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991; Chartered Life Underwriter.


  • Hart, Richard Banner was born on April 9, 1932 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of Samuel Bruce and Cordia M. (Lamb) Hart.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University North Carolina, 1957. Juris Doctor, University North Carolina, 1959.


    • Associate counsel Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1959-1970. With NLT Corporation and National Life and Accident Insurance Company, Nashville, 1970-1973, assistant vice president, counsel, 1973-1975, secretary, counsel, 1975-1984. Vice president, secretary, associate general counsel American General Insurance Companies, 1982-1988.

      Vice president, secretary, general counsel Intereal Company, 1984-1985. Special counsel Bowne of Nashville, Inc., 1988-1994. Private practice, 1988—2009.

      Judge City of Belle Meade, Nashville, 2003—2006. Lecturer in field; advisory committee United States District Court (middle district) Tennessee Civil Justice Reform Act 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Carolina 1959, Tennessee 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991. Chartered Life Underwriter.


    • Board editors University North Carolina Law Review, 1958-1959.


    Budget committee Guilford County United Fund, North Carolina, 1968-1969. Board directors Guilford County Mental Health Association, 1968-1969. National board directors Joint Action in Community Service, Washington, 2005-2006.

    Treasurer Nashville Exchange Club Charities, 1987-1988. Chairman administrative board West End United Methodist Church, 2007. Volunteer The Talking Library.

    Board governors Shakespeare on the Cumberland, 2004-2006. With United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Association Life Insurance Counsel, American Corporation Counsel Association (president, chairman board directors Tennessee chapter 1990-1992), American Society Corporation Secretaries (executive committee, president Southeast region 1979-1981), Tennessee Municipal Judges Association, Nashville Committee Foreign Relations, English Speaking Union United States (board directors 1998-2007, president Nashville branch 1999-2001), Phi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Sigma (national officer, executive board 1971-1977), Phi Kappa Sigma Educational Fund, Inc.

    (trustee 1997-2000), Exchange Club (Nashville) (board directors 1984-1985), University Club Nashville (board directors 2003-2006), Belle Meade Country Club.


    • Married Jean Elizabeth Shinn, April 28, 1956. 1 daughter, Fabra.
    • father: Samuel Bruce Hart
    • mother: Cordia M. (Lamb) Hart
    • spouse: Jean Elizabeth Shinn
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