Robert Buchanan (Bob) is the President of The Tennessee Historical Society (est. 1849) and has been a member of its board since 2008. He retired from his private law practice in Nashville after forty-one years as a member of Stites & Harbison PLLC (and its predecessor firm, Farris, Warfield & Kanaday).
He is a graduate of Davidson College and Vanderbilt University School of Law. He is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve (retired).
Mr. Buchanan is a direct descendant of early Davidson County pioneer Maj. John Buchanan of Buchanan Station, and of Tennessee Gov. John P. Buchanan (1891-93).