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Davidson County

Politicians who were born in Davidson County

  Davidson County (no city given): Washington Barrow, 1807 — Robert Bell Castleman, 1808 — James C. Jones, 1809 — William Henry Sneed, 1812 — Kindred Jenkins Morris, 1819 — Andrew Rechmond Boone, 1831 — Reuben S. Payne, 1844 — John T. Hicks, 1925
  Nashville, year not specified: Anna Bates Potter
  Nashville, 1750-1799: Felix Robertson, 1781 — Andrew J. Donelson, 1799
  Nashville, 1800-1849: Linn Boyd, 1800 — George C. Childress, 1804 — John Austin Wharton, 1806 — Peter H. Burnett, 1807 — Edwin Hickman Ewing, 1809 — Felix G. McConnell, 1809 — Thomas J. Foster, 1809 — William H. Carroll, 1810 — Andrew Ewing, 1813 — John Hugh Smith, 1819 — B. F. Cheatham, 1821 — John W. Sauner, 1824 — John L. Marling, 1825 — Randal William McGavock, 1826
  Nashville, 1850-1899: Joseph H. Acklen, 1850 — Anna Bates Potter — James W. McHenry, 1864 — John H. Wilson, 1867 — Thomas Jennings Bailey, 1867 — William M. Bennett, 1869 — Henry D. Lindsley, 1872 — Thomas Lee Woolwine, 1874 — Hill McAlister, 1875 — Ralph J. Totten, 1877 — Maddin Summers, 1877 — Luke Lea, 1879 — Karl MacVitty, 1883 — William C. Burdett, 1884 — Carl B. Fritsche, 1885 — Lee Douglas, 1885 — Samuel Stritch, 1887 — J. Carlton Loser, 1892 — Richard Merrill Atkinson, 1894
  Nashville, 1900-1949: Joseph W. Byrns, Jr., 1903 — Frank C. Bruton, 1905 — Harry P. Cain, 1906 — Guilford Dudley, Jr., 1907 — Frank Veltri, 1912 — Scovel Richardson, 1912 — Paul R. Dixon, 1913 — James B. Pearson, 1920 — Robert Bowens, 1922 — Fate C. Thomas, 1926 — Richard H. Fulton, 1927 — Henry Majors, c.1930 — Thomas B. Evans, Jr., 1931 — Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr., 1936 — Naomi Matusow, 1938 — Mary Frances Berry, 1938 — Julian Bond, 1940 — Robert N. Clement, 1943 — Robert D. Alexander, 1944 — William H. Boner, 1945 — Jim Bacchus, 1949
  Nashville, 1950-1999: Bill Frist, 1952 — Jane Branstetter Stranch, 1953 — Jim Cooper, 1954 — Steve Southerland, 1965
  Near Nashville: Thomas Jones Hardeman, 1788 — Bailey Hardeman, 1795 — John Bell, 1796 — John Bennett Dawson, 1798 — Alexander Barrow, 1801 — James McBride, 1802 — Thomas Menees, 1823 — James Carroll Napier, 1845
  Wrencoe: John W. Gaines, 1860
   See also Tennessee birthplaces not assigned to counties.
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