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Attor ney General

Richard Merrill ATKINSON, American Attor ney General. Member of Masons; Elks; American Legion; Veteran Foreign Wars; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen; Junior Order; Eastern Star.


ATKINSON, Richard Merrill was born on February 6, 1894 in Nashville, Term. Son of James P. and India (McIntosh) Atkinson.


Vanderbilt University. Cumberland University. Wallace University School, Nashville, Tennessee.


Elected, Attorney General, 10 Judicial Circuit, Tennessee, 1926. Active, Company, State, National, interests of Democrat Party, since 1924.


Member of Masons; Elks. American Legion; Veteran Foreign Wars. Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Modern Woodmen; Junior Order. Eastern Star.


Spouse Beatrice Cockle, November 18, 1929, Sewanee, Tennessee.