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Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

2014 Inductee Andrew Mizell Burton

Burton, a Sumner County native, began his insurance career in Nashville in 1901 when he became an agent with the Sun Life Insurance Company. Two years later, in 1903, he and five others organized the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee. Burton became the company’s first president and served in that capacity until February 1950.

Burton was a large benefactor and supporter of David Lipscomb College, which later became Lipscomb University. He was named to the board of directors of the college in 1917 by founder David Lipscomb and served continuously in various capacities, finally as chairman emeritus for life. He died in 1966.

Burton’s namesake and grandson, A.M. Burton III, accepted the posthumous Hall of Fame plaque for the family.

Mr. Tommy Martin
Dr. Dave Wood,
Martin Chair of Insurance
Rebecca Darden,
Program Coordinator