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Christian Politicians in Tennessee

  Thomas Hughlon Akin (1904-1943) — also known as Hughlon Akin — of Jackson, Madison County, Tenn. Born in Trezevant, Carroll County, Tenn., May 8, 1904. Democrat. Linotype operator; lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1937-39. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., August 16, 1943 (age 39 years, 100 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Luther Adolphus Akin and Caroline Lucinda (Jones) Akin; married, July 12, 1937, to Dell Fisackerly.
  Letha M. Barrow (1907-1988) — also known as Letha Jewel McNeely; Mrs. R. Wilson Barrow — of Macon, Macon County, Mo. Born in Macon County, Mo., August 26, 1907. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940, 1948, 1952. Female. Christian. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., March 30, 1988 (age 80 years, 217 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Macon, Mo.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Severs McNeely and Mattie (Johnson) McNeely; married, November 28, 1937, to Robert Wilson Barrow.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Clifford Bruton (b. 1905) — also known as Frank C. Bruton — of Burkesville, Cumberland County, Ky. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., February 22, 1905. Republican. Merchant; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 38th District, 1934-35. Christian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank William Bruton and Vallie (Ross) Bruton; married, February 5, 1928, to Opal Lewis.
  Thomas Lee Cummings (b. 1891) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn., May 1, 1891. Lawyer; mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1938-47. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Eagles; Junior Order; Civitan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Martin Cummings and Mary Josephine (Brewer) Cummings; married, November 17, 1915, to Ella Connell.
  Robert Coleman Foster (1769-1844) — also known as Robert C. Foster — of Tennessee. Born in Virginia, July 8, 1769. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1803-07; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1805-07; member of Tennessee state senate, 1809-15, 1825-27; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1813-15, 1825-27; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1815, 1817. Christian. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 27, 1844 (age 75 years, 81 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Father of Ephraim Hubbard Foster and Robert Coleman Foster Jr..
  Political family: Cheatham-Foster family of Nashville, Tennessee.
  Charles L. Heaberlin (b. 1883) — of Raleigh County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Hancock County, Tenn., February 12, 1883. Insurance business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1917-18, 1925-27; resigned 1927; West Virginia Compensation Commissioner. Christian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of T. J. Heaberlin and Emmaline Heaberlin; married 1906 to Elizabeth Shumate.
  William Cannon Houston (1852-1931) — also known as William C. Houston — of Woodbury, Cannon County, Tenn. Born in Bedford County, Tenn., March 17, 1852. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state legislature, 1876, 1880; candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee; state court judge in Tennessee, 1894; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1905-19. Christian. Died in 1931 (age about 79 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Woodbury, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Hugh Barton Lindsay (b. 1856) — also known as Hugh B. Lindsay — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Campbell County, Tenn., November 5, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1889-93; candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1924. Christian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelius Storms Lindsay and Voleltine (Bowling) Lindsay; married 1883 to Sarah Elizabeth Foster.
  Harry Hill McAlister (1875-1959) — also known as Hill McAlister — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., July 15, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1911-13; candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee; Tennessee Democratic state chair, 1918-20; Tennessee state treasurer, 1919-27, 1931-33; Governor of Tennessee, 1933-37. Christian. Died October 30, 1959 (age 84 years, 107 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Married, November 27, 1901, to Louise Jackson; second great-grandson of William Blount.
  Political family: Blount family of North Carolina.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  George N. Tillman (b. 1851) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Bedford County, Tenn., January 23, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; vice-president, Merchants' Bank, Nashville; general counsel, Nashville & Decatur Railroad; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1873-74; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1896, 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900. Christian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Tillman and Mary Catherine (Davidson) Tillman; brother of James Davidson Tillman and Abram Martin Tillman.
  Political family: Tillman family of Bedford County, Tennessee.
  John Haywood Tolbert (1837-1907) — also known as J. H. Tolbert — of Howe, Grayson County, Tex.; Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Jackson County, Tenn., January 25, 1837. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1887-93, 1899-1901 (27th District 1887-93, 8th District 1899-1901). Christian. Died February 7, 1907 (age 70 years, 13 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy (Watts) Tolbert and John Haywood Tolbert (1801-1854); married, January 31, 1866, to Catherine J. 'Kate' Miller.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Texas Legislators Past & Present
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