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Jim Haywood

Judge Jim Haywood of Brownsville, Tennessee was appointed by Gov. Lee on January 7, 2023. Haywood is a general practice lawyer with more than 40 years of experience and has served as the Brownsville Municipal Judge since his appointment in 2006. Born and raised in Haywood County, he is a direct descendant of Judge John Haywood, known as the “father of Tennessee history”. Haywood has had a lifetime devotion to history with a major in history from the University of Tennessee at Martin and is also a past president of the Haywood County Historical Society. He is married to Marietta Roth Haywood, an architect with TLM in Jackson, Tennessee. They have a daughter, Elizabeth Haywood, a sophomore at the University of Mississippi.