Ellis K. Meacham (1913-1998) was a Commander in the US Naval Reserve serving as a gunnery officer in the Pacific during the Second World War. He was an attorney in Chattanooga from 1937 to 1972, when he became a judge in the Chattanooga Municipal Court.  He won the "Friends of American Writers Major Award in Fiction" in 1969 for THE EAST INDIAMAN.

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