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Thomas Gray Hull Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MPA-0345

  • Staff Only

This collection contains the professional records of Judge Thomas Gray Hull. Some examples of records include correspondence, rulings, professional development efforts, new Courthouse construction records, and more. The time period extends from 1970 to 2005, including records from both before and after his regular tenure on the U.S. District Court bench. The large majority of its focus is on East Tennessee including the Greeneville area where Judge Hull served from.


  • 1970-2005


The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives.


31 boxes


This collection includes the records of Judge Thomas Gray Hull. Judge Hull served in a number of legal, political, and judicial positions in the Eastern District of Tennessee. This collection includes records from 1970-2005, spanning from before Judge Hull’s appointment to the federal District Court in 1984 and past his assumption of senior status in 2002.

Biographical/Historical Note

Judge Thomas Gray Hull (May 20, 1926 – July 29, 2008) was a Tennessee politician and lawyer who served in a number of local, state, and federal positions throughout his career. A native of Greeneville, TN, Judge Hull served in the U.S. Army during World War II and would later be a founding member of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. After the war, he obtained degrees from Tusculum College (now University) and University of Tennessee Law School before opening his own practice in Greeneville. He later became active in several businesses such as co-founding what is now known as Andrew Johnson Bank and active in state Republican politics.Hull served as a member of the state legislature, state circuit court judge, and as legal counsel to then Governor Lamar Alexander. In 1983, he was appointed by President Reagan to serve as District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee where he served as chief justice from 1984 to 1991. Judge Hull assumed senior status in 2002. His judicial service ended with his death in 2008.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA