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Harry James Hitching was American lawyer. Bar: New York 1932, Tennessee 1938, Georgia 1969.


Hitching, Harry James was born on November 20, 1909 in New York City. Son of Harry and Sara (James) Hitching.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1929;Bachelor of Laws (Kent scholar), Columbia, 1931;Juris Doctor, Columbia, 1969.


Worked at Miller & Martin (Chattanooga, Tennessee) specializing in General Practice, Civil Trial and Appellant Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Administrative, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Workouts, Business and Commercial, Construction, Employee Benefits, Estate Planning and Probate, Franchising, Labor Law (including National Labor Relations Board, OSHA, FLSA and Contract Administration), and Employment Law (including EEO, ADEA, ADA, OFCCP and State Employment Laws), Environmental, Health Care, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, Not-For-Profit, and Charitable Foundations, Real Estate, Securities, Tax Exempt Finance, Tax, Venture Capital and White Collar Crime. Admitted to the bar, 1932, New York.

1938, Tennessee; 1969, Georgia. Chairman of Tonya Memorial Foundation, Inc. The firm was founded by Colonel T. M. Burkett in 1867.

Colonel Burkett's practice was continued by his nephew, White Burkett Miller, admitted to the Bar in 1889. Mr. Miller's sons, Burkett and Vaughn Miller, the latter having served as law secretary to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes on the United States. Supreme Court, continued their father's practice.

F. Linton Martin and H. James Hitching, graduates of Columbia Law School joined the firm in 1923 and 1944. The firm today enjoys the distinction of being Chattanooga's oldest and largest law firm.


  • Bar: New York 1932, Tennessee 1938, Georgia 1969.


Member Miller Park Board. Chairman board Tonya Memorial Foundation, Estate Planning Council Chattanooga. Chairman advisory board Chattanooga Salvation Army.

Board directors Chattanooga Opthalmol. Foundation, Community Foundation Greater Chattanooga. Served to ensign United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1943-1945.

Member American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Chattanooga Bar Association (vice president), Chattanooga Bar Foundation, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce (treasurer, director, Newcomen Society North America Clubs: Lookout Mountain Fairyland, Mountain City (Chattanooga), Lookout Mountain Golf (Chattanooga), Geology (Chattanooga), Torch (Chattanooga) (president).


Married Virginia Wyber, June 1933 (deceased February 12, 1972). Children: Virginia B. (Mistress Daniel Andrews), James F. Married Jeanne Austin Buckner, August 25, 1972.

Harry Hitching

Sara (James) Hitching

Virginia Wyber

Jeanne Austin Buckner

Virginia B. Hitching (Mistress Daniel Andrews)

James F. Hitching