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:

  • B.H. Hamilton, President
  • J.W. Turner, Secretary
  • Jas. F. Carlton, Treasurer

Charter Members:

  • B.G. Sargent
  • S.J. York
  • Harry Cage
  • John Scott

After several months of inactivity the funds on hand were withdrawn & used to finance a party for the members.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

TCOM Past Presidents

V.D. Fort

1913-1919

R.C. Davis

1971

J.W. Beley

1920

L.B. Duke

1972

J.M. Walsh

1921

R.L. Ferguson

1973

B.H. Wallace

1922

W.H. Bowen

1974

W.B. Ryan

1923

Don R. Jones

1975

J.B. McGinnis

1924

James A. Van Eynde

1976

H.W. Stigler

1925

John Ammons

1977

J.L. Harris

1926

Mike Swanson

1978

W.D. May

1927

William Campbell

1979

B.F. McCavey

1928-29

Jim Ammons

1980

L.D. Nicholson

1930

Jim St. Andrew

1981

D.L. Gatewood

1931

Gary Siegel

1982

C.N. Mabie

1932

Don Lemonds

1983

H. Mednow

1933

Jim Emigh, Jr.

1984

Mike Lamon

1934

David H. Rhead

1985

H.C. Frick

1935

Wallace Turner, Jr.

1986

A.J. Garibaldi

1936

James Chambers

1987

R.J. Hughes

1937

Bill R. Beaty

1988

J.E. Saino

1938

Donald C. Fox

1989

E.J. Cady

1939

George Moss

1990

D.L. Jones

1940

Alan Kellum

1991

Rhea Stuart

1941

John Hummel

1992

J.R. McLeod

1942

Jim Reynolds

1993

C.A. Moore

1943

Ronnie Fondren

1994

U.R. Watson

1944

Jim Stricker

1995

W.H. Dearing

1945

Sandra Cole

1996

H.A. Landry

1946

Ken Opperman

1997

C.W. Pearce

1947

Tony Maddox

1998

T.S. Glass

1948

Sherrye Britt

1999

E.L. Burgen

1949

Dana Workman

2000

H.F. Hastings

1950

Dale Kehr

2001

C.C. Wayland

1951

Dale Kehr

2002 

W.H. Crutchfield

1952

Ken Opperman

2003

H.D. Tobias

1953

Dennis Sweeney

2004

O.P. Rainey

1954

Dan Pallme

2005

L.E. Moore

1955

John Brewer

2006 

W.R. Jones

1956

Larry Mays

2007 

W.D. Gray

1957

Dan Pallme

2008

C.W. Watkins

1958

Bob Glenn

2009

K.D. Robinson

1959

Marty Morelli

2010

Paul W. Hansell

1960

Larry Mays

2011

Jesse D. Laws

1961

Mason Wilson

2012

H.O. Hartshaw

1962

Mason Wilson

2013

Sam T. Boleware

1963

Marty Morelli

2014

Harry A. Carter

1964

John Brewer

2015

Shelby Springer

1965

John Brewer

2016

H.S. Brown

1966

Robin Colwell

2017

F.G. Kennon

1967

Robin Colwell

2018

L.W. Brady

1968

H.E. Rice

1969

T.R. Forsythe

1970



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