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Charles Metcalf Crump


Charles Metcalf Crump, American lawyer. Bar: Tennessee 1936, United States Supreme Court 1946. Recipient Outstanding Citizen award, Memphis Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1943, Human Relations award, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1985.


Crump, Charles Metcalf was born on October 9, 1913 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Dabney Hull and Mary Hadden (Metcalf) Crump.


Bachelor, Rhodes College (formerly Southwestern at Memphis), 1934. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1937. Doctor in Canon Law with honors, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 1983.

Data Control Language with honors, University of South, 1991. Data Control Language, St. Augustine's College, 1994. Doctor of Laws with honors, St. Paul's College, 1997.

Doctor in Canon Law with honors, Voorhees College, 1992.


Associate Metcalf, Metcalf & Apperson, Memphis, 1937—1940. Partner Apperson, Crump & Maxwell, & Successors, since 1940. Secretary advisory, advisory director Bank of America (formerly Commerce Union Bank of Memphis.

Former board directors Ripley Industries, Inc. Former board directors, secretary Elmwood Cemetery. With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946, PTO.


  • Bar: Tennessee 1936, United States Supreme Court 1946.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Chickasaw Boy Scouts American Council, 1953. Vice president United Fund, Memphis, 1955. President Sheltered Occupational Shop, 1963, Memphis Community Leadership Training, 1968—1969.

Vice president tours United States Peoples Friendship Association, 1981—1995. Founding member Diversity Memphis, since 2005. Member Tennessee General Assembly, 1939—1943.

Secretary Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee, 1939—1950. Vice president House Deputies General Convention, 1964—1995, 1967—1970. Chancellor Diocese of W. Tennessee, since 1982.

Member national executive council Episcopal Church, 1964—1970. Member National Association Christians & Jews, 1971—2005. Member of Tennessee Bar Association (award of merit 1964), Memphis Roundtable (senior chairman), American College Trust & Estate Planning Council, Memphis Bar Association (director, treasurer, secretary 1971-1973), American Bar Association, Rotary (president 1977-1978), Memphis Country Club.


Married Diana Temple Wallace, July 20, 1940. Children: Charles Metcalf, Philip Hugh Wallace, Stephen Beard.

Dabney Hull Crump

Mary Hadden (Metcalf) Crump

Diana Temple Wallace

Charles Metcalf Crump

Philip Hugh Wallace Crump

Stephen Beard Crump