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Tennessee Historical Society presentation: Tennessee's Forgotten Trial of the Century

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Rush to Justice? Tennessee's Forgotten Trial of the Century: Schoolfield 1958 presented by Jerry Summers

Raulston Schoolfield was removed from office by an impeachment conducted by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1958. This lecture explores details of the investigation, trial, press coverage and outcome. Jerry H. Summers is a practicing attorney in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has served as an assistant district attorney, criminal defense attorney, and personal injury and labor lawyer since he began the practice of law in 1966. He has argued cases before the United States and Tennessee Supreme Courts and has been involved in numerous landmark decisions in both civil and criminal law.



Fort Negley Visitors Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashvillet, TN 37203