Members of the Belle Meade Country Club

Monday, August 10, 2009 at 12:00am

Here’s a partial list of prominent members of Belle Meade Country Club not mentioned in our story.

Rev. W. Robert Abstein, II , St. George’s Episcopal Church

J. Hunter Atkins, CEO, Bank of Nashville

Sue Atkinson, public relations executive, (widow of former U.S. Postmaster General Marvin Runyon)

Denny Bottorff, former CEO of First American Bank

Jack Bovender, Jr, CEO of HCA

Tom Ciggaran, founder and chairman of Healthways

Rev. Matthew T. L. Corkern, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Douglas Cruickshanks, CEO of FirstBank

Frank Drowota, former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice

John Eakin, developer

John D. Ferguson, CEO, CCA

Bradford Gioia, headmaster, MBA

Burton Grant, father of musician Amy Grant

Martha Ingram

William Johnston, senior advisor to The Carlyle Group, former head of Equitable Securities

David Kloeppel, president of Gaylord

Robert McCabe, Pinnacle Bank chairmanSenior Federal Judge Gil Merritt
James Reed, auto dealer

Trey Rochford, developer

Joseph Russell, Elan-Polo co-owner

James Spradley, Standard Candy Company (Goo-Goo Clusters)

Rev. Kenneth Swanson, dean of Christ Church Cathedral

Bob Thomas, attorney and former Tennessee Democratic Party chairman

Cathy Thomas, fundraiser

Reed Trickett, auto dealer

James Stephen Turner, Marketstreet (Dollar General)James Webb, Freeman Webb Real Estate, chairman of MBA board

4 Comments on this post:

By: SirKnight on 8/10/09 at 8:55

So what?

I'd rather see a list of Tennessee Titans season ticket holders!

By: River99 on 8/10/09 at 10:20

Obviously a slow news day to publish this nonsense.....

By: TharonChandler on 8/10/09 at 12:43

In 1950, "Harvard University" would allow no "Jews" nor "Catholics" (blacks were not even considered as a prejudice). These days, Dr Cornell West is one of the all time most popular professors at Harvard (a black man from Harlem) and 'popularity counts' when you are trying to fund a major university (though the 'secondary schools' in Tn don't consider it a factor, in my experience). I was pullin for Tiger Woods, on paper, before he ever made his 2nd Million Dollars. It basicly got me kicked out of Memphis, the Town (even though there were always some cool black dudes playing on those older courses like out by McKeller and out by Frazier {David Crocket state park, it was called}). These days the Jewish are the prime movers of entities such as 'Hollywood' film industry, San Francisco Banks, and New York Law Firms. It is true that Isreal and the American Jewish (basicly one in the same) cause a lot of high intrigue and are heavily involved in financial schemes of all sorts. Adolf Hitler was against the 'interest slave master' (as in money and capitol finance) in regard to his Economic policy and his contempt for the Jewish. President Obama has certainly stood up for them, and I'll continue about that later. As for the "Catholic" factor, there is much difference between 'American Catholics' (often inclusive of Italian ancestry); and that of 'Latin Catholics', often including the Mexican Americans (they they both may even be named as 'Roman Catholic'). While the Mexican churches are basicly the nicest and most beautiful people on earth, the American Catholics often are conniving trouble makers of the worst sort.

By: shinestx on 8/10/09 at 1:42

Either you are a ranting idiot (more likely, as your support of Obama is no surprise), or you didn't take your pills this morning. Just a quick glance at your post shows your ignorance of such basic facts as notable Jewish Harvard alumni from the 1800s, such as Louis Brandeis, not to mention it had Jewish faculty members as early as the 1720s. People like you are (unfortunately) "informed" by Hollywood and the sensationalistic mainstream media. Yes sir... we are in a dangerous time indeed. With the likes of dupes like you absorbing all the racial hatred fed by leftist interests/enemies of the USA, defense of our liberties is far more difficult when you are protected by political correctness. Now a whole political party shamelessly lies to all of America, while using people like you to advance their cause. Do you wonder what kind of world you're advocating?