Panel discussion with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean ’81

Photo by Rusty Russell

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean ’81 took part in a panel discussion celebrating the 50th anniversary of the consolidation of Nashville city and Davidson County governments in 1963. It was the first true city-county consolidation in the country, making Nashville-Davidson County a role model. Other panelists included former Tennessean publisher John Seigenthaler (right) and two leading scholars of models of local government and their role in shaping America’s cities: Lynn A. Baker of the University of Texas and Richard C. Schragger of the University of Virginia.

Summer 2013 Vanderbilt Law Magazine