Tom Willingham

1943-1948

Thomas "Tom" Willingham served as President of the Chattanooga Boy Scout Council from 1943 to 1948.  He received the Silver Beaver award in 1946.


The Willingham Lumber Company, located at 1700 Chestnut Street, had been founded in Chattanooga in 1886 by Tom's paternal grandfather, Winborn Joseph Willingham (b. 1844 d. 1926).  The Willingham Lumber company donated (with other lumber companies) 23,000 feet of lumber in 1919 to build Camp Raccoon.


At least four generations of Willinghams (Winborn, Charles, Tom, and Tom) served as president and/or owner of the lumber company.


Tom was born November 29, 1898, and died February 1970.  He was the son of Charles (b. Apr. 1871) and Edwina Willingham (b. June 1875).  He was married to Margaret Kathleen Robinson Willingham.  Among their children were Margaret K., Thomas J., and Barbara Ann Willingham.