Hamilton Sands Burnett Edit Profile
AB, Carson-Newman College, 1916; Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1920; Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Virginia, 1948.
Private practice, Knoxville, 1920-1934; attorney, Poore, Testerman & Burnett circuit judge, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1932-1942; judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals, 1942-1947; associate justice, Supreme Court Tennessee, Nashville, 1947; justice, Supreme Court Tennessee, Nashville, 1947-1963; chief justice, Supreme Court Tennessee, Nashville, from 1963.
When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.
Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.
President Empty Stocking Fund, Knoxville, from 1943. Trustee Carson-Newman College (chairman). Member American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, Young Men’s Christian Association, Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi, Masons (33 degrees, Shriner), Kiwanian.
Married Mary Griffin, October 10, 1923 (deceased 1952). Children: Jamie Knox, Adeline Sands, Hamilton Sands. Married Marjie Beaman, December 1953 (deceased July 5, 1964).