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Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Pizza
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
3/29/1967
Birth Location:
Nashville, Tennessee

Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Pizza
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
3/29/1967
Birth Location:
Nashville
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Biography

Attorney David Steele Ewing was born on March 29, 1967, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Florence Steele Ewing Kidd and Dr. Richard Albert Ewing, III. Possibly descended from Andrew Jackson, he is a ninth-generation Nashville resident and direct descendant of Prince Albert Ewing, the first African American to practice law in Tennessee and a six time judge. Ewing attended Peabody Demonstration School from nursery school to the twelfth grade. In his undergraduate studies Ewing was on the rowing team at Connecticut College, from which he received his B.A. degree in 1985. Ewing later earned his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1989.

In 1993, Ewing served as director of legal and government services for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Joining Gaylord Entertainment Company in 1999, Ewing served as director of government and community relations. In 2004, The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) announced the addition of Ewing to the organization’s senior management team. Ewing, a 12-year government relations veteran, assumed the newly created role of senior vice president of government relations and community improvement. In this capacity, he directed programs and initiatives that bolstered five of the Chamber’s eight strategic areas, including supporting the community commitment to education; supporting the development of a comprehensive regional transportation infrastructure; celebrating cultural diversity; assuring a vital downtown; and providing advocacy within the government.

Ewing served on the board of over twenty different civic organizations and businesses, including Capital Bank & Trust; Summit Medical Center; Cheekwood Museum of Art; the Nashville Opera; and Middle Tennessee Boys & Girls Club. Ewing is a collector of local African American history and culture. Ewing married noted Nashville author Alice Randall.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - David Ewing lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - David Ewing describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - David Ewing describes her maternal great-grandfather's relationship with Booker T. Washington
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - David Ewing recalls his mother's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - David Ewing describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - David Ewing talks about his paternal great-great-grandfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - David Ewing talks about his family background in the law profession
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - David Ewing talks about the Nashville Bar Association
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - David Ewing describes his paternal grandfather
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - David Ewing describes his parents' personalities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - David Ewing talks about his brother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - David Ewing describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - David Ewing describes his neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - David Ewing describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - David Ewing recalls his early hobbies
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - David Ewing remembers the entertainment of his youth
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - David Ewing recalls his early interest in reading and computers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - David Ewing describes the Peabody Demonstration School in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - David Ewing recalls his mentors at the Peabody Demonstration School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - David Ewing remembers the University School of Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - David Ewing recalls volunteering for political campaigns
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - David Ewing recalls his aspiration to join the banking industry
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - David Ewing remembers the Harlem neighborhood of New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - David Ewing describes Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - David Ewing recalls his mentors at Connecticut College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - David Ewing recalls his organizational involvement at Connecticut College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - David Ewing remembers his graduation from Connecticut College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - David Ewing recalls working at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - David Ewing recalls the crew team at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - David Ewing remembers his mentors at Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - David Ewing describes his studies at Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - David Ewing recalls his work for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - David Ewing describes his role in the desegregation of higher education
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - David Ewing talks about the Gaylord Entertainment Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - David Ewing describes his role in the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - David Ewing describes his board memberships
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - David Ewing talks about the history of Nashville, Tennessee, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - David Ewing talks about the history of Nashville, Tennessee, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - David Ewing talks about his collection of family artifacts, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - David Ewing talks about his collection of family artifacts, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - David Ewing describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - David Ewing reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - David Ewing reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - David Ewing talks about his family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - David Ewing describes his wife's book, 'The Wind Done Gone'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 13 - David Ewing talks about his connection to President Andrew Jackson
  • Tape: 4 Story: 14 - David Ewing describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - David Ewing narrates his photographs