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John Orton Gaultney, American Life insurance agent, consultant. CLU. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star with 3 clusters, Purple Heart with2 clusters.; recipient Devereux C. Josephs award New York Life Insurance Company,1954, Cross of Military Svc. United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1973; named Arkansas traveler, 1955; honorary citizen Tennessee, 1956; Tennessee ambassador, 1981-1987; Kentucky colonel, 1963.


Gaultney, John Orton was born on November 7, 1915 in Pulaski, Tennessee, United States. Son of Bert Hood and Grace (Orton) Gaultney.


Student, American Institute Banking, 1936. Diploma, Life Insurance Agency Management Association, 1948. Diploma, Little Rock Junior College, 1950.

Management Chartered Life Underwriter diploma, 1952. Graduate sales management and marketing, Rutgers University, 1957.


With, New York Life Insurance Company, since 1935; regional vice president, New York Life Insurance Company, Atlanta, 1956-1964; vice president, New York Life Insurance Company. New York City, 1964-1967; vice president in charge group sales, New York Life Insurance Company, 1967-1968; vice president marketing, New York Life Insurance Company, 1969-1980; agent, New York Life Insurance Company, since 1980; life insurance consultant, since 1981. Vice president New York Life Variable Contracts Corporation, 1969-1980.

Honorary director Bank of Frankewing (Tennessee), since 1984.


  • Chartered Life Underwriter.


Elder Presbyterian Church, 1952. Chairman Downtown Young Men’s Christian Association, Atlanta, 1963-1965. Member Board Zoning Appeals, Bronxville, New York, 1970-1980.

Member Nashville Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1981. Member public relations committee National Council The Young Men's Christian Association, 1965-1980. Member international world service committee Young Men’s Christian Association, 1968-1980.

Chairman Vanderbilt Young Men’s Christian Association, New York City, 1974-1976, board directors, 1966-1976. Board directors Memphis Young Men’s Christian Association, 1939-1940, Little Rock Young Men’s Christian Association, 1941-1955, Atlanta Young Men’s Christian Association, 1959-1965, chairman downtown, 1962-1963. Board directors Greater New York Young Men’s Christian Association, 1975-1980, chairman fund drive, 1972.

Director International Association Y's Men's Clubs, 1936-1942. Captain infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1945, Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Member American Society CLUs, Tennessee Society CLUs, Arkansas Society CLUs (president 1950-1951), National Association Life Underwriters, Heritage Foundation, Carnton Association (board directors 1981-1990, president 1987-1988), New York Southern Society (trustee 1965-1980), Williamson County History Society (president 1983-1985), Brentwood History Trust, Giles County History Society, 361st Infantry Association World World War II (president 1967-1970), Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the American Revolution (New York state director 1970-1980), Society Colonial Wars, Descendants of Colonial Clergy, Tennessee Sons of Revolution, Association Preservation Tennessee Antiquities (trustee 1984-1993), Tennessee Society in New York (president 1971-1974, trustee 1980-1985), Newcomen Society in American, English Speaking Union, Capital City Club (Atlanta), Nashville City Club, Victory Services Club (London), National Sojourners (president 2000-2001), Heroes of '76 (Commander 1993-1994), Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, Rotary, Masons, Shriners, Jesters.


Married Elizabethine Mullette, March 30, 1941. Children: Elizabethine G. McClure, John Mullette, Walker Orton, Harlow Denny.

Bert Hood Gaultney

Grace (Orton) Gaultney

Elizabethine Mullette

John Mullette Gaultney

Walker Orton Gaultney

Harlow Denny Gaultney

Elizabethine G. McClure Gaultney