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Tennessee General Assembly

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  • Gov. DeWitt C. Senter (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 Representat...
  • Walter M. Haynes (1897 - 1967)
    Walter M. Haynes (born October 2, 1897, † May 29, 1967) was an American politician. Between 1949 and 1953, he served as President of the State Senate until 1951. He was Lieutenant Governor of the Sta...
  • George Oliver Benton (1915 - 2001)
    75th and 76th General Assemblies, 1947-51; representing Chester, Henderson, and Madison counties; Democrat. Speaker of the Senate 75th General Assembly. Born in Jackson, Madison County, on June 22, 1...
  • Albert F. Officer (1899 - 1965)
    He was an Editor, the Mayor of Livingston, TN and the Speaker of the House for TN. Albert F. Officer (born May 11, 1899 , † April 6, 1965) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1935 he was L...
  • Lucius D. Hill (1856 - 1933)
    Lucius D. Hill (* 1856 , † 1933) was an American politician . Between 1925 and 1927 he was Lt. Governor of the state of Tennessee as president of the State Senate, although this post was formally intro...

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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