Former Hamilton County Chancellor Howell Peoples has died in Florida at age 75.
He and his wife, Linda, had lived in recent years at Fort Pierce, Fla.
He served as a chancellor here for 32 years.
In January 2010, he announced that he had submitted his resignation to Governor Phil Bredesen to be effective at the end of March.
At the time Chancellor Peoples said, "During my tenure, I have been blessed to have Chancellors Wilkes T. Thrasher, Jr., R. Vann Owens, and W. Frank Brown III as colleagues, and to be supported by the wonderful employees of the Hamilton County Clerk & Master."
He afterward handled some mediation cases with the firm of Miller and Martin.
Chancellor Peoples received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and his B.S. from the University of Tennessee.
He was inducted in 2016 into the Pro Bono Hall of Fame along with Justice Mickey Barker.
For many years he was a member of the Chattanooga Civitan Club.
A memorial service is planned later at the Hamilton County Courthouse.