Paul Summers

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Paul Summers
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Attorney General of Tennessee
Former Officeholder
In office
1999 - 2006
Prior offices
Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals
District Attorney
Bachelor'sMississippi State University, 1968
J.D.University of Tennessee College of Law, 1972
Place of birthMarch 28, 1950
Paul G. Summers (born March 28, 1950) served as Attorney General of the state of Tennessee from 1999 through September 2006. He previously served as a Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals (1990–1999) and as a District Attorney.[1]

Summers declined to seek re-appointment when his term ended in 2006, and in October 2006 he joined the Nashville law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP.

He had a long and distinguished career in the military, and was awarded the Legion of Merit and a Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters.


  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1972
  • Bachelor's degree, Mississippi State University, 1968


Summers has one son, Isaac.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Attorney General of Tennessee
1999 - 2006
Succeeded by
Robert E. Cooper, Jr.