Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Ellis K. Meacham (1913-1998)

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Meacham was an attorney and judge who also wrote novels set in India. Meacham graduated from the University of Chattanooga, where he received his A.B. in 1935, and later attended Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he earned his law degree in 1937. Meacham practiced law in Chattanooga from 1937-1972, after which he served as a municipal court judge.

In 1969, Meacham received the Friends of American Writers major award in fiction for The East Indiaman. He is also the namesake of the Meacham Writers Workshop at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, which was founded by his wife, a former UTC professor, in 1985.

Selected Bibliography

The East Indiaman (fiction), 1968
On the Company’s Service (fiction), 1971
For King and Company (fiction), 1976

Selected Links

The Meacham Writers’ Workshop: