Justice Roger Page to retire from Tennessee Supreme Court

Justice Roger Page. (Credit: The Tennessee Court System)

Nov 20, 2023

Justice Roger Page plans to retire from the Tennessee Supreme Court next year.

Page was appointed to the state’s highest court by Gov. Bill Haslam in 2016 and served as chief justice from 2021 to 2023. Gov. Bill Lee will name Page’s successor, his third appointee to the five-member bench. 

“My service on the Supreme Court and in the judiciary has been the honor of a lifetime,” Page said in a statement. “The experience has been humbling and inspiring. The Tennessee judiciary is truly a family, and I have been fortunate to walk this path with my great friends in the judiciary. I will miss all of them and treasure their friendship.”

The state constitution allows for no more than two justices to hail from a single Grand Division. Justices Jeff Bivins and Sarah Campbell are from Middle Tennessee, while Holly Kirby is from West and Dwight Tarwater is from East. Given the makeup of the remaining bench, Page’s successor will have to come from either East or West Tennessee.

Page is a Chester County native who was first named to the Court of Criminal Appeals by Haslam in 2011. He was first elected as a circuit judge for Madison, Chester, and Henderson counties in 1998.

Page was a pharmacist before deciding to pursue a degree from the University of Memphis law school in 1984. He is married to former Nashville Chancellor Carol McCoy.

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