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  • Colonel James Robert Love (CSA) (1831 - 1885)
    James Robert Love II (Aug. 19, 1831 - Nov. 10, 1885), of the prominent North Carolina Love family, graduated from Emory and Henry College, studied law at Asheville, and was a statesman in both North Ca...
  • Edwin H. Ewing, US Congress (c.1809 - c.1902)
    Edwin Hickman Ewing (December 2, 1809 – April 24, 1902) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 8th congressional district. Contents Bi...
  • William Prentice Cooper, Sr. (1870 - 1961)
    William Prentice Cooper (1870-1961) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
  • 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...

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.