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Chattanooga, TN

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.chattanooga.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://wwww.chattanoogachamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.chattanoogafun.com/

Population:
155554 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1815

County:
Hamilton County, Marion County

Founded 1815 as Ross' Landing, a trading post.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Chattanooga Times

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
McCallie School
1905
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
1886

AQUARIUM

AquariumFounded
Tennessee Aquarium
1992

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Unum
1999
Unum Provident
1999
Chattem
1879

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Abshire
Government
11-Apr-1926   US Ambassador to NATO, 1983-87
William M. Barker
Judge
13-Sep-1941   Tennessee Chief Justice
Jimmy Blanton
Jazz Musician
5-Oct-1918 30-Jul-1942 Bassist, The Duke Ellington Orchestra
William E. Brock
Politician
23-Nov-1930   US Secretary of Labor, 1985-87
Daniel K. Frierson
Business
1942   CEO of The Dixie Group
Dennis Haskins
Actor
18-Nov-1950   Principal Belding on Saved by the Bell
Jeannette Marks
Poet
16-Aug-1875 1964 The Merry Merry Cuckoo
Ralphie May
Comic
17-Feb-1972   Obese comic
Bill McKinney
Actor
12-Sep-1931 1-Dec-2011 Deliverance
Jon Meacham
Journalist
20-May-1969   Managing Editor of Newsweek, 1998-2010
Lori Petty
Actor
14-Oct-1963   Tank Girl
Ishmael Reed
Novelist
22-Feb-1938   The Free-Lance Pallbearers
Mercer Reynolds
Politician
17-Jun-1945   Chief fundraiser behind GWB presidential campaigns
Gary W. Rollins
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Rollins
Bessie Smith
Singer
15-Apr-1894 26-Sep-1937 Empress of the Blues
Grady Sutton
Actor
5-Apr-1906 17-Sep-1995 The Bank Dick
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis
15-Oct-1951   Winner, 1977 Australian Open
William E. Timmons, Sr.
Government
27-Dec-1930   Washington lobbyist
Steve Watson
Game Show Host
11-Jun-1972   Host of Monster House
Reggie White
Football
19-Dec-1961 26-Dec-2004 NFL's Minister of Defense

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William L. Frierson
Government
3-Sep-1868 25-May-1953 US Solicitor General, 1920-21
Adolph Ochs
Publisher
12-Mar-1858 8-Apr-1935 New York Times Publisher, 1896-1936



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