People of Nashville

Lists of officials for the City of Nashville and Davidson County:

Davidson County Court Judges

James Whitworth, 1856
William A. Glenn, 1866
William K. Turner, 1870
William A. Glenn, 1871
Thomas T. Smiley, 1872
J.C. Ferris, 1872
R.C. Caldwell, 1887
J.C. Ferris, 1895
W.M. Pollard, 1903
Litton Hickman, 1920
C. Beverly Briley, 1950
(Source: Bench and Bar, 2003, by David C. Rutherford)

Davidson County Court Clerks

Andrew Ewing, 1783-1813
Nathan Ewing, 1813-1830
Henry Ewing, 1830-1835
Smith Criddle, 1836-1840
Robert B. Castleman, 1840-1850
Felix R. Cheatham, 1850-1861
Phillip L. Nichol, 1862-1870
W.G. Ewing, 1870-1873
James G. Bell, 1874-1878
Joseph R. McCann, 1878-1880
W.T. Smith, 1892-1894
P.A. Shelton, 1894-1910
W.F. Hunt, 1910-1916
Romas Hailey, 1916-1922
Thomas O. Hill, 1922-1926
Dick Lindlsey, 1926-1935
Jake Petway, 1935-1935
John B. Cobb, 1935-1958
Ramsey Leathers, 1958-1958,
R.E. Worrell, 1958-1980
William H. McPherson, 1980-1986
Bill Covington, 1986-2006
John Ariola, 2006-present
(Source: Bench and Bar, 2003, by David C. Rutherford)

Nashville Police Department Heads

John Deatheridge (High Constable), 1806-1808
David Moore (High Constable), 1808-1814
James Condon (High Constable), 1814-1816
Edmond Cooper (High Constable), 1816-1818
R. Garrett (High Constable), 1818-1820
Allan McDean (High Constable), 1820-1821
J. Grizzard (High Constable), 1821-1824
C. Brooks (High Constable), 1824-1828
William L. Willis (High Constable), 1828-1829
George S. Grass (High Constable), 1829-1832
Jefferson Cartwright (High Constable), 1832-1833
E.B. Bigley (High Constable), 1833-1840
M.E. DeGrove (High Constable), 1840-1841
E.B. Bigley (High Constable), 1841-1844
James Morgan (High Constable), 1844-1846
R.A. Cole (High Constable), 1846-1847 Spencer Chandler (High Constable), 1847-1854
J.L. Ryan (City Marshal), 1854-1857
W. Matt Brown (City Marshal), 1857-1863
John Chumley (City Marshal), 1863-1865
James H. Brantley (City Marshal), 1865-1867
A.A. Carter (City Marshall), 1867-1868
J.H. Brantley (Chief of Police), 1868-1869
D.H. Pitman (Chief of Police), 1869-1874
James Everett (Chief of Police), 1874-1875
W.H. Yater (Chief of Police), 1875-1886
Martin Kerrigan (Chief of Police), 1886-1903
Hadley Clack (Chief of Police), 1903-1910
Robert Sidebottom (Chief of Police), 1910-1911
Henry Curran (Chief of Police), 1911-1915
A.J. Barthell (Chief of Police), 1915-1921
J.W. Smith (Chief of Police), 1921-1928
J. Lon Foster (Chief of Police), 1928-1939
John Griffin (Chief of Police), 1939-1948
Eugene Dillard (Chief of Police), 1948-1949
E.C. Burgess (Chief of Police), 1949-1953
John B. Milliron (Chief of Police), 1953-1956
Douglas Hosse (Chief of Police), 1956-1961
Frank W. Muller, Sr. (Chief of Police), 1961-1963

Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Police Chiefs

Hubert O. Kemp, 1963-1972
Hugh Mott, 1972-1973
Joe Casey, 1973-1989
Robert Kirschner, 1989-1995
Emmett Turner, 1996-2003
Ronal Serpas, 2004-2010
Steve Anderson, 2010-present