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Hugh L. McClung Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0555

The papers of Judge Hugh L. McClung consist of letters of recommendation for President of the University of Tennessee after the death of Dr. Brown Ayres. Judge McClung was a member of the nomination committee. Dr. Harcourt Alexander Morgan was selected to succeed Dr. Ayres.

Dates

  • circa 1919-1941

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The papers of Judge Hugh L. McClung consist of letters of recommendation for President of the University of Tennessee after the death of Dr. Brown Ayres. Judge McClung was a member of the nomination committee. Dr. Harcourt Alexander Morgan was selected to succeed Dr. Ayres.

Biographical/Historical Note

Judge Hugh Lawson McClung was born on June 2, 1858, in Russellville, Tennessee to Hugh Lawson (1810-1891) and Anna Gillespie McClung (1825-1875). He graduated from the University of Tennessee with his BA degree in 1877 and was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1879. During his professional life, he was a member of Webb & McClung (later Webb, McClung & Baker), Judge of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, and Chancellor of the Knoxville Chancery Division. He was also a Trustee of the University of Tennessee, a Trustee and Chairman of the Board of East Tennessee Institute for Girls, Trustee and President of the Board of the Robert N. Strong Home, a Trustee of the Knoxville Public Library, and the director and president of the Holston National Bank. McClung married Ella Gibbins (1872-1951) and together they had one child, Ellen Lawson McClung Berry (1894-1992). McClung died on April 25, 1936, and is buried in Knox County.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480