At the annual meeting of the Chattanooga Area Historical Association, Dr. John P. Farr, president of the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame, received the James W. Livingood Historian of the Year Award. This award is dedicated to persons who are preserving the history of the Southeast Tennessee Region.
Dr. Farr, a native of the Chattanooga area, attended Baylor School and the University of Chattanooga.
He earned a doctorate at Middle Tennessee State University and taught at public schools in the area as well as Chattanooga State as a history instructor. Dr. Farr coached Red Bank to a then record three straight state wrestling championships, 1963-64-65, and had 28 individual state champs in the 1960s. The former Baylor and University of Chattanooga wrestler is a member of three halls of fame; Greater Chattanooga, TSSAA and the Tennessee Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.