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Lawyer

Thomas August Pedersen was Danish lawyer. Bar: Tennessee 1935, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1938, other federal court bars 1938.

Background

Pedersen, Thomas August was born on August 26, 1908 in Ribe, Denmark. Son of Peder and Marie (Hahn) Pedersen.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1932. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1934.

Career

Since practiced in, Knoxville. Law clerk Tennessee Valley Authority, 1935, junior attorney, 1936-1939, associate attorney, 1939, attorney, 1940, senior attorney, 1941-1948, principal attorney, 1948-1953, assistant general counsel, 1953-1969, solicitor, 1969-1971. Lawyer delegate, life member United States Judicial Conference.

Consultant University Tennessee.

Achievements

  • Bar: Tennessee 1935, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1938, other federal court bars 1938.

Membership

Member executive board, district chairman Great Smokey Mountain council Boy Scouts American, 1959. Served to captain C.E. Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.

Member Federal, Tennessee, Knoxville bar associations, American Judicature Society, Supreme Court History Society, East Tennessee History Society, International Platform Association, Order Kentucky Colonels Clubs: National Lawyers (Washington). Knoxville Executives (Knoxville), Holston Hills Country (Knoxville), University Tennessee Faculty (Knoxville).

Connections

Married Inez Smitherman, April 28, 1940. Children: Thomas Douglas, William Randolph.

father:
Peder Pedersen

mother:
Marie (Hahn) Pedersen

spouse:
Inez Smitherman

child:
Thomas Douglas Pedersen

child:
William Randolph Pedersen