George F. McCanless

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George F. McCanless (June 8, 1904 – June 4, 1992) was a Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1969 to 1970.

Born in Morristown, Tennessee.[1]

Appointed by the governor to fill vacancy on the Supreme Court occasioned by the resignation of Hamilton S. Burnett, chief justice, effective September 1, 1969; elected to unexpired term August 6, 1970; B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1926, LL.B., 1928; admitted to the bar in 1928; practiced law in Morristown; city attorney, 1933-37; chancellor, Thirteenth Chancery Division, 1937-38; commissioner of Finance and Taxation, 1939-46; appointed attorney general and reporter by the Supreme Court September 23; reelected to full term in 1958; again in 1966[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society. "Justices".

Political offices
Preceded by
Hamilton S. Burnett
Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court
Succeeded by
Andrew McClain

Category:1904 births Category:Justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court

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