Alexander: Waverly Crenshaw is a Man of “Good Character and Good Temperament”

Speaks at Crenshaw’s official swearing in ceremony as U.S. District Judge for Middle District of Tennessee

Posted on July 15, 2016

NASHVILLE, TENN., July 15, 2016 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today spoke at the investiture of Waverly Crenshaw as U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville, calling Crenshaw a man of “good character and good temperament” who will serve “in a fair and impartial manner.”

“It’s easy to see why Tennesseans support Mr. Crenshaw. He is a lifelong Nashvillian with solid legal experience that spans both the public and private sectors,” Alexander said. “Tennessee will be well-served by a man of such good character and good temperament, and I know he’ll serve Middle Tennessee in a fair and impartial manner. I am honored to be a part of his celebration today.

“It is appropriate that Judge Crenshaw will serve here in Nashville in the Middle District. Judge Crenshaw was born in Nashville, he went to school here and graduated from Vanderbilt University where he received both his undergraduate and law degrees, and he has spent his entire career here practicing employment and labor law.

“He clerked for U.S. District Judge John Nixon – in the same court where he will soon preside – and he also clerked for the Tennessee Attorney General. He excelled in private practice as a partner at one of Tennessee’s largest firms, Waller, Lansden, Dortch, and Davis, and played an active role in the Nashville community volunteering his time and counsel to the Boys and Girls Clubs, YWCA, the Boy Scouts, and 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee just to name a few.”

In July 2015, Alexander, who is not a member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced Crenshaw to the committee when it met to consider his nomination. The Senate in April 2016 confirmed Mr. Crenshaw’s nomination to be a U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee by a vote of 92 to 0.


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