Nominations Sought For Ralph H. Kelly Humanitarian Award

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Nominations are currently being solicited for the twenty-fifth recipient of the Ralph H. Kelley Humanitarian Award for community service.  The award is to be given to that member of the legal profession or judicial officer who in the opinion of the Board of Governors has displayed exemplary service to the community of Chattanooga by civic, professional and/or other activities directed toward improvement and preservation of the lives, property and dignity of its citizens.  

Criteria for the award includes: (1) member in good standing of the Chattanooga Bar Association or a Judicial Officer; (2) a minimum of 15 years tenure in the Chattanooga legal community; (3) and recognized community service with emphasis on social service of both public and charitable nature, as set forth in the resolution establishing the award.  

Nominations are solicited from the members of the Chattanooga legal community as well as the community at large.  Nominations must be e-mailed to (LHood@chattanoogabar.org ), or mailed to the attention of Lynda M. Hood, Executive Director, no later than Friday, Dec. 21.

Presentation of the award will be at the CBA 121st Annual Meeting to be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 in the Silver Ballroom at the Read House. 

Past recipients: 
1993 - Honorable Clarence Shattuck
1994 - Robert Kirk Walker 
1995 - John Stophel 
1996 - Albert L. Hodge
1997 - T. Maxfield Bahner 
1998 - Raymond R. Murphy 
1999 - Thomas A. Caldwell 
2000 - Honorable Robert M. Summitt 
2001- Scott N. Brown 
2002 - Charles J. Gearhiser 
2003 - Honorable Samuel H. Payne 
2004 - William L. Taylor, Jr. 
2005 - Kenneth Still 
2006 - Virginia Anne Sharber 
2007 – Ferber Tracy
2008 – Jeffrey Atherton
2009 – Jerry Summers
2010 – Richard Buhrman
2011 -  Hugh J. Moore, Jr.
2012 – Marcia J. Eason
2013 – Mike St. Charles
2014 – Joseph C. Simpson
2015 – Arthur C. Grisham, Jr.
2016 – Sam D. Elliott
2017 - Sheri Fox



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