Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee

Life insurance certificate issued by the Yorkshire Fire & Life Insurance Company to Samuel Holt, Liverpool, England, 1851. On display at the British Museum in London

Life insurance company based in Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1903 by A. M. Burton , great-grandfather of singer Amy Grant.

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Amy Grant

American singer, songwriter, and musician.

Grant in October 2008
Grant during her Behind the Eyes tour in 1998
Grant performing in October 2008
Grant in 2013
Grant with husband Vince Gill in 2004
Grant with Michael W. Smith in 2011
A child playing congas in the Amy Grant Music Room at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Grant and husband Vince Gill being awarded the Class of 1966 Friend of West Point Award in 2008

She is a great-granddaughter of Nashville philanthropist A. M. Burton (founder of Life and Casualty Insurance Company, eponym of Nashville's Life & Casualty Tower, WLAC Radio, and WLAC-TV) and Lillie Burton.


Commercial talk radio radio station licensed to serve Nashville, Tennessee.

WLAC's longtime logo used from the late 1990s up until 2017.

WLAC was first authorized in November 1926, owned by the Life & Casualty Insurance Co., with its call letters chosen as an acronym of the owner's name.

National Life and Accident Insurance Company

Former life insurance company that was based in Nashville, Tennessee.

It had also been overshadowed by one of its principal competitors, the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee ("L&C"), who's 31-story skyscraper in 1957 was, briefly, Nashville's only skyscraper and the tallest building in the Southeast.

Nashville, Tennessee

Capital city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.

Nashville riverfront shortly after the American Civil War
View from the Tennessee State Capitol ca. 1865
Depiction of Nashville skyline c. 1940s
Satellite image of Nashville
U.S. Navy Blue Angels over Nashville in 2020
AT&T Building, the tallest building in Tennessee
Half-chicken at Hattie B's with side of baked beans and mac and cheese
Ryman Auditorium, the "Mother Church of Country Music"
Bill Porter’s audio console at RCA Studio B in Nashville. Studio B was the birthplace of the Nashville sound.
Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans and Nashville SC
Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators
First Horizon Park, home of the Nashville Sounds
2004 Vanderbilt-Navy Game
The Parthenon in Nashville's Centennial Park is a full-scale reconstruction of the original Greek Parthenon.
The State Capitol in Nashville
Wyatt Center, Vanderbilt University
Campus Center, Tennessee State University
Former Offices of The Tennessean
Interior of the terminal at the Nashville International Airport
A Music City Star commuter train beneath the Shelby Street Bridge
AT&T Building, the tallest building in Tennessee

WLAC, whose over-the-air signal is heard at 1510 AM, is an iHeartMedia-owned talk station which was originally sponsored by the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee, and its competitor WWTN is owned by Cumulus.


Television station in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, affiliated with ABC and owned by Nexstar Media Group.

At the time, Mountcastle was chairman of the board of the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee in Nashville, which signed on WLAC-TV (now WTVF) in that city in 1954.

H&C Communications

Defunct corporation that owned a number of media outlets throughout the United States.

KPRC-TV's original "Lone Star 2" logo, used from late 1994 to 2004: The current logo (shown in the infobox) is very similar to the original, but is enhanced for HD.

American General bought Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee in the 1960s and the acquisition included the WLAC-AM-FM-TV station assets.


The first general-purpose electronic digital computer design for business application produced in the United States.

UNIVAC I operator's console
UNIVAC I at Franklin Life Insurance Company
Remington Rand employees, Harold E. Sweeney (left) and J. Presper Eckert (center) demonstrate the U.S. Census Bureau's UNIVAC for CBS reporter Walter Cronkite (right).
UNIVAC I operator's console close-up
Univac I at Census Bureau with two operators c. 1960
7AK7 vacuum tubes in a 1956 UNIVAC I computer
Mercury delay-line memory of UNIVAC I
UNIVAC 1 recirculation chassis board
Internal view of UNIVAC I

The insurance company Life and Casualty of Tennessee used its system until 1970, totaling over 13 years of service.

John R.

American radio disc jockey who attained fame in the 1950s and 1960s for playing rhythm and blues music on Nashville radio station WLAC.

Club DJ Robert Hood

At that time, WLAC owners Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee brought in for the first time outside management, which instituted a Top 40 format in the daytime.

Marshall Keeble

African American preacher of the church of Christ, whose successful career notably bridged a racial divide in an important American religious movement prior to the Civil Rights Movement.

About 1920, Keeble met and became a lifelong friend of A. M. Burton, founder of the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee, who provided funding for his preaching and travels.

Guilford Dudley (ambassador)

American businessman and diplomat.

Flag of ambassadors of the United States of America

His father, Guilford Dudley, Sr., was a co-founder of the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee.