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Richard Banner Hart, American lawyer. Bar: North Carolina 1959, Tennessee 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991; Chartered Life Underwriter.


Hart, Richard Banner was born on April 9, 1932 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of Samuel Bruce and Cordia M. (Lamb) Hart.


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University North Carolina, 1957. Juris Doctor, University North Carolina, 1959.


Associate counsel Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1959-1970. With NLT Corporation and National Life and Accident Insurance Company, Nashville, 1970-1973, assistant vice president, counsel, 1973-1975, secretary, counsel, 1975-1984. Vice president, secretary, associate general counsel American General Insurance Companies, 1982-1988.

Vice president, secretary, general counsel Intereal Company, 1984-1985. Special counsel Bowne of Nashville, Inc., 1988-1994. Private practice, 1988—2009.

Judge City of Belle Meade, Nashville, 2003—2006. Lecturer in field; advisory committee United States District Court (middle district) Tennessee Civil Justice Reform Act 1990.


  • Bar: North Carolina 1959, Tennessee 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991. Chartered Life Underwriter.


  • Other Work

    • Board editors University North Carolina Law Review, 1958-1959.


Budget committee Guilford County United Fund, North Carolina, 1968-1969. Board directors Guilford County Mental Health Association, 1968-1969. National board directors Joint Action in Community Service, Washington, 2005-2006.

Treasurer Nashville Exchange Club Charities, 1987-1988. Chairman administrative board West End United Methodist Church, 2007. Volunteer The Talking Library.

Board governors Shakespeare on the Cumberland, 2004-2006. With United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Association Life Insurance Counsel, American Corporation Counsel Association (president, chairman board directors Tennessee chapter 1990-1992), American Society Corporation Secretaries (executive committee, president Southeast region 1979-1981), Tennessee Municipal Judges Association, Nashville Committee Foreign Relations, English Speaking Union United States (board directors 1998-2007, president Nashville branch 1999-2001), Phi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Sigma (national officer, executive board 1971-1977), Phi Kappa Sigma Educational Fund, Inc.

(trustee 1997-2000), Exchange Club (Nashville) (board directors 1984-1985), University Club Nashville (board directors 2003-2006), Belle Meade Country Club.


Married Jean Elizabeth Shinn, April 28, 1956. 1 daughter, Fabra.

Samuel Bruce Hart

Cordia M. (Lamb) Hart

Jean Elizabeth Shinn