The Webb School Distinguished Alumni Society

2014 Distinguished Alumni Society Inductee

Ed R. Davies '49


2014 Distinguished Alumni Award video

Ed R. Davies ‘49 -- is the senior attorney and one of the founders of Davies, Humphreys, Horton & Reese, PLC.  He was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1931, and admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1958. He first attended Montgomery Bell Academy and graduated from The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, in 1949. He is also a loyal contributor to Webb and is a Trustee Emeritus, including Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2002-2006.
He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1953 and an L.L.B. degree from Vanderbilt Law School in 1958. Mr. Davies served two years active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1953-55 and was stationed in Korea during 1954-1955. Thereafter, he served in the Marine Corps Reserves retiring in 1979 after obtaining the rank of Lt. Colonel.  Mr. Davies has enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the bar. He has served two terms as a Director of the Nashville Bar Association, and served briefly as a Chancellor of the Chancery Court for Davidson County following his appointment by Governor Winfield Dunn in 1973. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Since 1980, Mr. Davies has concentrated his practice in the areas of Products Liability, Civil Rights, General Liability and Medical Malpractice cases for physicians, other health care providers, and patients.

The Webb School Distinguished Alumni Society

2013 Dr. E. Hunter Welles, III '63

2012 Forrest Shoaf '68, Desaix Anderson '54

2012 Forrest Shoaf '68

2011 E. Vane McClurg '60

2010 Pick Stephens '56

2010 Bob F. Thompson '65

2009 Rusty Vest '72

2008 A. Jones Yorke, Jr. '49

2007 Phillip G. Coop '''66

2006 Robert Collins '45

2005 John M. Flexner '44

2004 Lemuel H. Tate '44

2003 Walter W. Manley, II '64

2002 Edward L. Kaplan '54

2001 Charles P. Alexander '68

2000 George E. Pine, III '68

1999 Robert J. Gilliland '44

1998 Hon. Frank D. Upchurch, Jr. '40 *

1997 William T. Allen, III '40 *

1997 Burch Williams '35

1996 Sam H. Mann, Jr. '43

1996 James S. Gilliland '51

1996 Buford Gordon '22 *

1995 John B. Hardin '50 *

1995 Hamilton D. Upchurch '43*

1995 George B. Huddleston '50 *

1994 W. Lane Abernathy '39 *

1994 James R. Meadows, Jr. '52

1994 Henry O. Whiteside '29 *

1993 Wilson Sims, Sr. '42

1993 Wayne M. Rogers, Jr. '50

1993 James W. McDonnell, Jr. '43

1992 Hon. Lester Glenn Fant, Jr. '23 *

1992 Dr. Frank H. Constantine '29 *

1992 Bryant B. Skinner '41

1991 William J. Armstrong '28

1991 John H. Crichton '38 *

1991 Dr. Lewis M. Branscomb '43

*Denotes deceased   

The Distinguished Alumni Society recognizes and honors those alumni who demonstrate outstanding leadership beyond the Webb School community. Membership in the Distinguished Alumni Society is awarded by the Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees of The Webb School. Members of the Distinguished Alumni Society include Webb Alumni who, through personal commitment, work ethic, and service, have achieved significant success in their professional careers and have made outstanding contributions to their communities, demonstrating Sawney's mission and bringing honor to themselves and to the Webb School.

All living Webb School Alumni are eligible for membership in the Distinguished Alumni Society. Candidates are nominated and selected by the Alumni Board and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. At Webb, an “alumnus/alumna” is defined as any individual who completed one or more academic year(s) in grades nine through twelve at Webb School.

 Distinguished Alumni Society Charter Members

William W. Bond Jr. ’38

Cmdr. Lingurn H. Burkhead ’21

Jac Chambliss, ESQ. ‘27

Thomas A. Cooper ’30

Webb Follin Jr. ’38

Dr. C. Mallory Harwell ’31

Pat Munroe ’34

Vermont C. Royster ’31

Dr. Harrison J. Shull ’27

O. Strother Simpson ’30

Paul Trousdale ’31