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Arthur Crownover, American lawyer.


Crownover, Arthur was born on September 27, 1907 in Winchester, Tennessee, United States. Son of Arthur and Emma (Sims) Crownover.


Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1929, A.M., 1930, Bachelor of Laws, 1932. Student Peabody College, summers 1926, 27.


Foster sons, Harwood Koppel, Redlich Sims Koppel. Admitted to Tennessee bar, 1932. Member firm Crownover and Crownover, Nashville, 1936-1940.

Hickerson, McCary & Crownover, 1940-1942. Callicott, McCary, Crownover & Valaske, 1942-1945, Watkins & Crownover, 1946-1949, Watkins, Moore & Crownover, 1950-1952, Moore, Crownover, Branstetter & Folk, 1953-1960, Crownover, Branstetter & Folk, since 1960. Special judge Tennessee Court of Appeals, 1961-1962.

On active duty with Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Graduate Officer Candidate School, Adjunct General’s School, Fort Washington, Maryland. Second in command Lieutenant, 1942, captain, 1943, major 1945, lieutenant colonel 1953.

Instructor Military Law Department, Adjunct General’s School, school legal assistance officer, supervisor department, 1942-1945. Director Judge Advisory General’s course at Nashville United States Army Reserve School since 1951. Director, member Executive Committee Capitol Life Insurance Company Tennessee Board of directors National Tuberculosis Association.

Active Tennessee, Davidson County (president 1953) Anti-Tuberculosis associations.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Tennessee Procedure in Law Cases (with Joseph Higgins), 1937. Editor: Higgins and Crownover’s edit. of Gibson’s Suits in Chancery (with Joseph Higgins), 1937. Crownover’s edit. of Gibson’s Suits in Chancery, 1955.


Member Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee State Bar Association (Vice-President Junior Bar section 1938-1939), American Bar Association, International Association Insurance Counsel, Federation Insurance Counsel, Civitan International (president 1952-1953), American, Tennessee philological associations, S.A.R. (nat. vice president general 1936-1938. Member Executive Committee (Vanderbilt chapter), American Legion, Reserve Officers Association, Tennessee History Society, Delta Theta Phi, Eta Sigma Phi, Tau Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Civitan (president Nashville 1937-1938.


Married Augusta Maddux, July 3, 1943.

Arthur Crownover

Emma (Sims) Crownover

Augusta Maddux