Mayor A C Wharton talks about his childhood in Lebanon, Tennessee and how the values he learned there shaped his life, his time as head of the Shelby County Public Defender's office and later as County Mayor and his groundbreaking achievements, for example, becoming the first African American Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi, a position he held for 25 years.

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Amy Weirich  

Amy Weirich, Shelby County District Attorney General, was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam as Shelby County District Attorney General in January 2011. General Weirich is the first female to hold the office in Shelby County.

A veteran prosecutor, Weirich started serving in the Shelby County D.A’s office in 1991. Over the past 20 years, she has served in many leadership roles in the office, including chief prosecutor of the Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit and division leader for the Special Prosecution Unit in criminal court.

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