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MSCAA statement on the passing of former board chairman James McGehee

James "Jim" McGehee

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) is saddened to receive news of the passing of James McGehee. McGehee served as chairman of the MSCAA Board of Commissioners from 1981-1996.

An integral part of the Memphis community, he was also a former chairman of the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce and former president of the Memphis Rotary Club. In addition, McGehee served on the board of directors for Pinnacle Airlines.

A certified mortgage banker, McGehee was a former president of both the Memphis Bankers Association and the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association. He was a former recipient of the Tennessee Mortgage Banker of the Year Award.

In 2005, the Memphis City Council renamed the drive leading to the airport “Jim McGehee Parkway.”

MSCAA extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.