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  • James McCallum (1806 - 1889)
    ) James McCallum (October 3, 1806 – September 16, 1889) was a Confederate politician who served in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War. McCallum was born in Robeson County...
  • Zachary David Massey (1864 - 1923)
    Zachary David Massey, educator, physician, and Tennessee legislator and congressman, was born at Big Pine, Madison County, the son of Robert Hardee and Rena Brown Massey. He spent the first twenty-tw...
  • Samuel E. Hogg (1783 - 1842)
    Samuel E. [Edwards?] Hogg, physician, legislator, and congressman, was born in Halifax, the son of Thomas and Rebecca Edwards Hogg. He attended public schools in Caswell County and later taught schoo...
  • Conaro Drayton Smith (1813 - 1894)
    Conaro Drayton Smith, clergyman, geologist, and author, was born in Buncombe County, the son of Samuel and Mary Jarrett Smith. The family moved in 1820 to land the elder Smith bought that year when s...
  • Brig. General James White (1747 - 1821)
    DAR Ancestor #: A124810 James White (1747 – August 14, 1821) was an American pioneer and soldier who founded Knoxville, Tennessee, in the early 1790s. Born in Rowan County, North Carolina, White ...

According to the Tennessee State Constitution of 1870, the General Assembly is a bicameral legislature and consists of a Senate of thirty-three members and a House of Representatives of ninety-nine members.

The representatives are elected to two-year terms; according to a 1966 constitutional amendment the senators are elected to four-year terms which are staggered, with the districts with even numbers being elected in the year of Presidential elections and the those in the districts with odd numbers being elected in the years of Tennessee gubernatorial elections.

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