Thomas Anderton Wiseman Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1930
Birthplace: 
Tullahoma, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1954-1956
Private practice, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1956-1963
Private practice, Winchester, Tennessee, 1963-1971
State representative, Tennessee, 1964-1968
Treasurer, State of Tennessee, 1971-1974
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1974-1978
Adjunct faculty, Vanderbilt University Law School, 1989-
Special master, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1992-1993

Education

Name of School: 
Vanderbilt University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1952
Name of School - Second: 

Vanderbilt University Law School

The skills of lawyers, including the skills of analyzing complex issues, asking the right questions, advocating for clients, and managing disputes and organizations, are best taught in a rigorous setting by first-rate faculty, in the company of outstanding classmates. At Vanderbilt, you'll find a faculty that is second to none in combining excellent and demanding teaching with important and influential research. More than anywhere else, Vanderbilt professors are demanding in class and civil and accessible outside it. Our faculty and staff work hard to model, in every class and every program, best practices in teaching law. As a result, our graduates are in high demand, with more than 550 employers visiting Vanderbilt every year to recruit our students for positions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1954
Name of School - Third: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1990

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Court Name: 

Tennessee Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/11/1978
Retirement from Active Service: 
11/3/1995
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