James C. Meyer (1975)

James C. Meyer, of Nashville, died June 11, 2011. Jim graduated from the Sewanee Military Academy and the University of the South at Sewanee. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1972 and saw active combat duty in Vietnam. Jim was awarded three Bronze Stars for valor; two Army Commendation Medals; two Air Medals; and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, along with numerous other medals and commendations. In 1975 Jim graduated from the University of Tennessee with a doctor’s degree from the College of Law. He was an assistant public defender in the Bronx, New York for two years before returning to Tennessee to work as an attorney and administrative law judge in the Tennessee Department of Insurance. He then became general counsel to National Savings Life Insurance Company in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In 1984, Jim was appointed by Governor Alexander as Director of Securities, Tennessee Department of Insurance. He served in that position until 1988. He left the Division of Securities to practice securities law with the Tennessee law firm of Baker Donelson beginning in 1989 and retired from the practice of law in 1993.

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