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Justice

Hamilton SAnds Burnett, justice. Bar: Tennessee 1920. 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.

Background

Burnett, Hamilton SAnds was born on August 20, 1895 in Jefferson City, Tennessee, United States. Son of J.M. and Caroline (Sands) Burnett.

Education

AB, Carson-Newman College, 1916;Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1920;Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Virginia, 1948.

Career

Private practice, Knoxville, 1920-1934;attorney, Poore, Testerman & Burnettcircuit 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.

Achievements

  • Bar: Tennessee 1920.

Religion

God never intended nor desired for a single person to go to Hell. Sin caused a separation between God and man, and that Jesus’ death on the cross is the only bridge to cross from death to life. This bridge, however, is accessible by anyone at anytime.

Politics

Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.

Views

Language of offensive nature with regard to race, ethnicity ornationality does not indicate the value of each individual and contradicts the teaching of Jesus Christ.

Membership

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.

Connections

Married Mary Griffin, October 10, 1923 (deceased 1952). Children: Jamie Knox, Adeline Sands, Hamilton Sands. Married Marjie Beaman, December 1953 (deceased July 5, 1964).

father:
J.M. Burnett

mother:
Caroline (Sands) Burnett

spouses:
Mary Griffin

Marjie Beaman

children:
Jamie Knox Burnett

Adeline Sands Burnett

Hamilton Sands Burnett