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Transportation Club of Memphis History

Condensed History of the beginning of the Transportation Club as summarized by Mr. H. A. Landry on June 30, 1960 composed by J.F. Carlton, H.A. Landry, Jas. B. McGinnis, Alonzo Bennett, Henry Stigler & others.

May 1907 a group of railroad men met in the N.C. & St.L. Railway Office in the Tennessee Trust Building, 81 Madison Building & organized the Traffic & Transportation Club of Memphis.

The following were present:

Charter Members:

After several months of inactivity the funds on hand were withdrawn & used to finance a party for the members.

The Club was dormant until 1913 when a meeting was held and V. T. Fort was elected President. Mr. Fort retained this office until 1919 and during this period very few meetings were held.

In 1920, J.M. Walsh was elected President. In 1921 J.M. Beley was elected President and appointed committee to draft a set of by-laws composed of Henry W. Stigler, W.B. Ryan, & Jas. F. Carlton. In 1922 an election was held and Ben H. Wallace was elected President with a full complement of supporting officers.

The organization really started to function as a Traffic club as of this year. In 1927 the name was changed to Traffic Club of Memphis.

In 2016, the name was updated to The Transportation Club of Memphis.

Past Presidents
V.D. Fort
1913-1919  
C.C. Wayland
1951  
Gary Siegel
1982
J.W. Beley
1920  
W.H. Crutchfield
1952  
Don Lemonds
1983
J.M. Walsh
1921  
H.D. Tobias
1953  
Jim Emigh, Jr.
1984
B.H. Wallace
1922  
O.P. Rainey
1954  
David H. Rhead
1985
W.B. Ryan
1923  
L.E. Moore
1955  
Wallace Turner, Jr.
1986
J.B. McGinnis
1924  
W.R. Jones
1956  
James Chambers
1987
H.W. Stigler
1925  
W.D. Gray
1957  
Bill R. Beaty
1988
J.L. Harris
1926  
C.W. Watkins
1958  
Donald C. Fox
1989
W.D. May
1927  
K.D. Robinson
1959  
George Moss
1990
B.F. McCavey
1928-29  
Paul W. Hansell
1960  
Alan Kellum
1991
L.D. Nicholson
1930  
Jesse D. Laws
1961  
John Hummel
1992
D.L. Gatewood
1931  
H.O. Hartshaw
1962  
Jim Reynolds
1993
C.N. Mabie
1932  
Sam T. Boleware
1963  
Ronnie Fondren
1994
H. Mednow
1933  
Harry A. Carter
1964  
Jim Stricker
1995
Mike Lamon
1934  
Shelby Springer
1965  
Sandra Cole
1996
H.C. Frick
1935  
H.S. Brown
1966  
Ken Opperman
1997
A.J. Garibaldi
1936  
F.G. Kennon
1967  
Tony Maddox
1998
R.J. Hughes
1937  
L.W. Brady
1968  
Sherrye Britt
1999
J.E. Saino
1938  
H.E. Rice
1969  
Dana Workman
2000
E.J. Cady
1939  
T.R. Forsythe
1970  
Dale Kehr
2001
D.L. Jones
1940  
R.C. Davis
1971  
Dale Kehr
2002 
Rhea Stuart
1941  
L.B. Duke
1972  
Ken Opperman
2003
J.R. McLeod
1942  
R.L. Ferguson
1973  
Dennis Sweeney
2004
C.A. Moore
1943  
W.H. Bowen
1974  
Dan Pallme
2005
U.R. Watson
1944  
Don R. Jones
1975  
John Brewer
2006 
W.H. Dearing
1945  
James A. Van Eynde
1976  
Larry Mays
2007 
H.A. Landry
1946  
John Ammons
1977  
Dan Pallme
2008
C.W. Pearce
1947  
Mike Swanson
1978  
Bob Glenn
2009
T.S. Glass
1948  
William Campbell
1979   Marty Morelli 2010
E.L. Burgen
1949  
Jim Ammons
1980   Larry Mays 2011
H.F. Hastings
1950  
Jim St. Andrew
1981   Mason Wilson 2012