I daresay few of my readers recall a Knoxvillian once sat on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Edward Terry Sanford served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1923 until his unexpected death in 1930. Sanford had been the judge of the Eastern District of Tennessee, by virtue of appointment by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Can you name Knoxville’s only U.S. Supreme Court justice? Attorney Stephanie Slater is convinced he was a significant jurist whose opinions still have positive influence on many decisions today, including civil-rights cases.