June 18–NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Shelby County ChancellorKenny W. Armstrong to the Tennessee Court of Appeals’ western division, effective Sept. 1, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.
Armstrong, 66, will replace Judge Holly Kirby, whom Haslam has appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
“His experience in public and private practice as well as at the state and federal level will serve the western section well,” the governor said.
Armstrong has been a trial judge in Chancery Court since September 2006 and was the court’s clerk and master from 1997 to 2006. He was recipient of theCharles A. Rond Memorial Award for Outstanding Judge of the Year in Shelby County in 2012.
Armstrong earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Tennessee State University in 1970 and a law degree from Duke University School of Lawin 1973. He and his wife, Verline, have two adult children, daughter Shani and son Brian.