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Gov. Gordon Browning MP (1889 - 1976)

Gordon Weaver Browning (November 22, 1889 – May 23, 1976) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1937 to 1939, and again from 1949 to 1953. He also served six term...

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Gov. Edward H. East MP (1830 - 1904)

East was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, one of ten children of Edward Hyde East and Cecelia Buchanan East. His paternal grandfather, Benjamin East, had migrated from England in the 18th century....

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Ned McWherter, Governor MP (1930 - 2011)

Ned Ray McWherter (October 15, 1930 – April 4, 2011) was an American politician who served as the 46th Governor of Tennessee, from 1987 to 1995. Prior to that, he served as Speaker of the Tenn...

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Ray Blanton, Governor MP (1930 - 1996)

Leonard Ray Blanton (April 10, 1930 – November 22, 1996) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1975 to 1979. He also served three terms in the U.S. House of Repre...

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Winfield Dunn, Governor MP

Bryant Winfield Culberson Dunn (born July 1, 1927) is an American politician, dentist, and medical industry official, who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1971 to 1975. He was the state's first R...

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Buford Ellington, Governor MP (1907 - 1972)

Earl Buford Ellington (June 27, 1907 – April 3, 1972) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1959 to 1963, and again from 1967 to 1971. Along with his political al...

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Frank G. Clement, Governor MP (1920 - 1969)

Frank Goad Clement (June 2, 1920 – November 4, 1969) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1953 to 1958, and from 1963 to 1967. His ten years in office was the lo...

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Jim Nance McCord, Governor MP (1879 - 1968)

Jim Nance McCord (March 17, 1879 – September 2, 1968) was an American journalist and politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1945 to 1949, and was a member of the U.S. House of Rep...

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Prentice Cooper, Governor MP (1895 - 1969)

William Prentice Cooper, Jr. (September 28, 1895 – May 18, 1969) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1939 to 1945. He led the state's mobilization efforts for W...

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Capt. Gordon W. Browning, Governor MP (1889 - 1976)

Gordon Weaver Browning (November 22, 1889 – May 23, 1976) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1937 to 1939, and again from 1949 to 1953. He also served six term...

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Gov. DeWitt C. Senter MP (1830 - 1898)

Dewitt Clinton Senter (March 26, 1830 – June 14, 1898) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1869 to 1871. He had previously served in the Tennessee House of Repr...

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Hill McAlister, Governor MP (1875 - 1959)

Harry Hill McAlister (July 15, 1875 – October 30, 1959) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1933 to 1937. He also served as Nashville's city attorney in the ear...

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Henry H. Horton, Governor MP (1866 - 1934)

Henry Hollis Horton (February 17, 1866 – July 2, 1934) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1927 to 1933. He was elevated to the position when Governor Austin Pe...

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Gov. Austin Peay, IV MP (1876 - 1927)

Austin Peay, a successful and progressive governor during the 1920s, was perhaps best known as the governor who signed the infamous Butler (antievolution) Bill into law. Through administrative reorga...

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Albert H. Roberts, Governor MP (1868 - 1946)

Albert Houston Roberts (July 4, 1868 – June 25, 1946) was an American politician, educator, and jurist. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1919 to 1921, having previously served as a stat...

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Thomas Clarke Rye, Governor MP (1863 - 1953)

Thomas Clarke Rye (June 2, 1863 – September 12, 1953) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1915 to 1919. An ardent supporter of prohibition, he helped reunify th...

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Ben W. Hooper, Governor MP (1870 - 1957)

Ben Walter Hooper, born Bennie Walter Wade (October 13, 1870 – April 18, 1957), was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1911 to 1915. He was one of just three Repub...

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Malcolm R. Patterson, Governor MP (1861 - 1935)

Malcolm Rice Patterson (June 7, 1861–March 8, 1935) was an American politician and jurist. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1907 to 1911, and served in the U.S. House of Representatives...

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John Isaac Cox, Governor MP (1855 - 1946)

John Isaac Cox (November 23, 1855 – September 4, 1946) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1905 to 1907. He was elevated to the position when Governor James B. ...

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Gov. James B. Frazier, U.S. Senator MP (1856 - 1937)

James Beriah Frazier (October 8, 1856 – March 28, 1937) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1903 to 1905, and subsequently as a United States Senator from Ten...

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Col. Peter Turney (CSA), Gov., Chief Justice Tenn. Sup. Ct. MP (1827 - 1903)

Peter Turney (September 22, 1827 – October 19, 1903) was Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1870 to 1893; and served as the Governor of the U.S. state of Tennessee from 1893 to ...

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John P. Buchanan, 25th Governor of Tennessee MP (1847 - 1930)

John Price Buchanan (October 4, 1847 – May 14, 1930) was an American politician and farmers' advocate. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1891 to 1893, and was president of the Tennessee ...

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Alvin Hawkins, Governor MP (1821 - 1905)

Alvin Hawkins (December 2, 1821 – April 27, 1905) was an American jurist and politician. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1881 to 1883, one of just three Republicans to hold this positi...

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Albert Smith Marks MP (1836 - 1891)

Attorney and Civil War soldier, Tennessee Governor Albert S. Marks was born at Owensboro, Kentucky, on October 16, 1836, the son of Elisha S. Marks. He grew up on his father's farm in Daviess County....

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James D. Porter, Governor MP (1828 - 1912)

James Davis Porter (December 7, 1828–May 18, 1912) was an American politician, educator, and soldier. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1875 to 1879, and was subsequently appointed Assis...

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Isham G. Harris, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1818 - 1897)

Isham Green Harris (February 10, 1818 – July 8, 1897) was an American politician. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1857 to 1862 and as a U.S. Senator from 1877 until his death. As g...

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Gen. William B. Campbell (USA), Governor MP (c.1807 - 1867)

William Bowen Campbell (February 1, 1807– August 19, 1867) was governor of Tennessee from 1851 to 1853. Biography Campbell was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, later leaving to study law ...

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Gov. Benton McMillin MP (1845 - 1933)

He was born on September 11, 1845. McMillin was a member of the state legislature from 1875 to 1877, and served in the United States Congress from 1879 until his election as governor in November, 1...

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Gen. John C. Brown (CSA), Governor MP (1827 - 1889)

John Calvin Brown (January 6, 1827 – August 17, 1889) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War and the Governor of Tennessee from 1871 to 1875, the first Democrat to be elected ...

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Governor Neill S. Brown MP (1810 - 1886)

A founder of Whig Party. State Representative, 1837-39, 1855-57. Gov. of TN, 1847-1849. Minister to Russia, 1850-53. Member of state Constitutional Convention, 1870.

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Willie Blount, Governor MP (1768 - 1835)

Willie Blount (April 18, 1768 – September 10, 1835) was an American politician. He served as the Governor of Tennessee from 1809 to 1815. Blount's efforts to raise funds and soldiers during th...

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Gov. Aaron V. Brown, U.S. Postmaster General MP (1795 - 1859)

Aaron Venable Brown (August 15, 1795 March 8, 1859) was an American politician. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1845 to 1847, and as United States Postmaster General from 1857 until his d...

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Gov. William Hall MP (c.1775 - 1856)

Governor William Hall was born in Surrey County, North Carolina, in February 1775, to Major William Hall and Elizabeth Thankful Doak Hall. The family moved to Tennessee in 1785 and lost seven fam...

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Gov. Joseph McMinn of Tennesse MP (1758 - 1824)

Joseph McMinn (June 22, 1758 – October 17, 1824) was an American politician. He was the fifth Governor of Tennessee, serving from 1815 to 1821. A veteran of the American Revolution, he had pre...

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Gov. Archibald Roane MP (1760 - 1819)

Archibald Roane (1759 or 1760 – January 18, 1819) was the second Governor of Tennessee, serving from 1801 to 1803. He won the office after the state's first governor, John Sevier, was prevente...

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Henry Clay Evans, US Congress MP (1843 - 1921)

Chattanooga businessman and politician Henry Clay Evans was born in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, to Jesse and Anna Single Evans. In 1844 his family moved to Wisconsin, where he attended public schoo...

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Gov. William Trousdale MP (1790 - 1872)

Lt. during Indian Wars & War of 1812; State Senator, 1835; Maj. Gen. of the Militia, 1836; Colonel in Seminole War; Brig. Gen. in Mexican War; Gov. of Tennessee, 1849-51; Envoy & Minister to Brazil, ...

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Alfred A. Taylor, Governor MP (1848 - 1931)

Alfred Alexander "Alf" Taylor (August 6, 1848 – November 25, 1931) was an American politician and lecturer. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1921 to 1923, one of just three Republicans ...

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Maj. Gen. William Carroll, Gov. MP (1788 - 1840)

) William Carroll (March 3, 1788 – March 22, 1844) was Governor of Tennessee from 1821 to 1827 and again from 1829 to 1835. He and John Sevier are the only two persons to serve twelve years (s...

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Lamar Alexander, Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of Education MP

Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and Conference Chair of the Republican Party. He was previously the 45th Governor of Tennessee from 1979 ...

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Gen. William B. Bate (CSA), Gov, US Senator (1826 - 1905)

William Brimage Bate (October 7, 1826 – March 9, 1905) was the Governor of Tennessee from 1883 to 1887 and subsequently a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1887 until his death. He ser...

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William "Parson" Brownlow, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1805 - 1877)

William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow (August 29, 1805 – April 29, 1877) was an American newspaper editor, minister, and politician who served as Governor of the state of Tennessee from 1865 to 1...

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Robert Love Taylor, Governor, U.S. Senator (1850 - 1912)

Robert Love Taylor (July 31, 1850 – March 31, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee from 1879 to 1881, the Governor of Tennessee from 1887 to 1891 and from 1897 to 1899, and subsequ...

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Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the USA MP (1808 - 1875)

17th President of the United States of America After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Vice-President Andrew Johnson assumed the Presidency. Johnson was the first president to be impeached, but w...

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Sam Houston, President of Texas MP (1793 - 1863)

Sam Houston lived twice among the Cherokees, who first nicknamed him "The Raven,' then, during a low point in his life, "Big Drunk." HE HAD A CHEROKEE WIFE! And she is buried at Fort Gibson National Ce...

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Gov. James Chamberlain Jones (1809 - 1859)

Married, 1829. State Representative, 1839-41. Governor, 1841-45. President of Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company, 1850. US Senator, 1851-57. James Chamberlain[1] Jones (April 20, 1809 ȁ...

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James K. Polk, 11th President of the USA MP (1795 - 1849)

James Knox Polk (pronounced /ˈpoʊk/ POKE; November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, N...

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Newton Cannon, 8th Governor of Tennessee MP (1781 - 1841)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Newton Cannon (May 22, 1781 – September 16, 1841) was Governor of the U.S. state of Tennessee from 1835 to 1839. Born in Guilford County, North Carolina...

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John 'Nolichucky Jack' Sevier, 1st Gov. of Tennessee MP (1745 - 1815)

John Sevier (September 23, 1745–September 24, 1815) was an American soldier, frontiersman and politician, and one of the founding fathers of the State of Tennessee. He played a leading role, bot...

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