timAn award is presented by The West Tennessee Historical Society to an individual or organization for outstanding contribution to the area’s history. This year’s award was given to Theodore Bradford “Tim” Sloan.

A native of Covington, Sloan spent forty years in the banking industry, retiring in 2000 as Chairman and CEO of First State Bank of Covington (now Regions.) He attended Rhodes College and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. An avid student of history, Sloan is a long standing member of the WTHS, organized the Tipton County Historical Society and has served as treasurer since its establishment. He has been instrumental in helping place numerous Covington buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been the major sponsor of two books on Tipton County history. He has served as a Tipton County commissioner, Covington alderman, also as an officer and board member for five years with the Tennessee Preservation Trust, the statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Sloan is married to the former Thirza Mobley, and has two children and four grandchildren.