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Politician members in Tennessee

  William Vollie Alexander Jr. (b. 1934) — also known as Bill Alexander, Jr. — of Osceola, Mississippi County, Ark. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., January 16, 1934. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1969-93. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Rotary; Farm Bureau; National Rifle Association; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of William V. Alexander and Spencer (Buck) Alexander; married, February 5, 1957, to Marjorie Gwendolyn Haven (who later married Robert Bruce Mathias).
  Cross-reference: Blanche Lambert Lincoln
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James La Fayette Bomar Jr. (1914-2001) — also known as James L. Bomar, Jr. — of Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn. Born in Raus, Bedford County, Tenn., July 1, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1943-44, 1949-50, 1953-63; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1953-55; member of Tennessee state senate, 1947-48, 1963-64; Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee, 1963-65. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Farm Bureau; Elks; Moose. Died June 25, 2001 (age 86 years, 359 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James L. Bomar and Aetna (Hix) Bomar; married, June 22, 1940, to Edith Dees.
  Tommy Burks (1940-1998) — of near Monterey, Putnam County, Tenn. Born in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tenn., May 22, 1940. Farmer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1971-78; member of Tennessee state senate, 1979-98; died in office 1998. Church of Christ. Member, Lions; Farm Bureau. Shot and killed in his pickup truck by his opponent for re-election, Byron Low Tax Looper, near Monterey, Cumberland County, Tenn., October 19, 1998 (age 58 years, 150 days). Interment at Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery, Cookeville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Fred Burks and Christine Gilliam Burks; married 1960 to Charlotte Rose Gentry.
  Cross-reference: McCracken Poston
  Harold Henderson Earthman (1900-1987) — also known as Harold H. Earthman — of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn. Born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., April 13, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1931-32; Rutherford County Judge, 1942-45; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1945-47; defeated, 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; Grange; American Legion; Sigma Chi; Freemasons; Elks; Kiwanis; Modern Woodmen of America. Died in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., February 26, 1987 (age 86 years, 319 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Vernon King Earthman and Virginia M. (Henderson) Earthman; married to Mary Wilson Moore.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Earl Buford Ellington (1907-1972) — also known as Buford Ellington — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Holmes County, Miss., June 27, 1907. Democrat. Governor of Tennessee, 1959-63, 1967-71. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Shriners. Died April 3, 1972 (age 64 years, 281 days). Interment at Lone Oak Cemetery, Lewisburg, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Abner E. Ellington and Cora (Grantham) Ellington; married to Catherine Cheek.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
  Robert Ashton Everett (1915-1969) — also known as Robert A. Everett — of Union City, Obion County, Tenn. Born near Union City, Obion County, Tenn., February 24, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; administrative assistant to U.S. Senator Tom Stewart, 1946-49, and to Gov. Gordon Browning, 1950-52; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 8th District, 1958-69; died in office 1969. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 26, 1969 (age 53 years, 337 days). Interment at East View Cemetery, Union City, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Charlie Everett and Lelia (Ashton) Everett.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Bacon Fugate (1899-1980) — also known as Thomas B. Fugate — of Lee County, Va. Born near Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tenn., April 10, 1899. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1928-30; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); delegate to Virginia limited constitutional convention 16th District, 1945; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1949-53. Member, Farm Bureau. Died in Ewing, Lee County, Va., September 22, 1980 (age 81 years, 165 days). Interment at Richmond Cemetery, Ewing, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (b. 1948) — also known as Al Gore; "Ozone Man"; "Sundance" — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Born in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1948. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1977-85 (4th District 1977-83, 6th District 1983-85); U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1985-93; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1988; Vice President of the United States, 1993-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate for President of the United States, 2000. Baptist. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Farm Bureau. Received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work on global warming. Still living as of 2022.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Arnold Gore and Pauline (LaFon) Gore; married, May 19, 1970, to Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson; second cousin of Mary Benton Gore (who married Gordon Evans Dean); second cousin once removed of Louise Gore.
  Political family: Gore family of Carthage, Tennessee.
  Cross-reference: Gore Vidal
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Al Gore: Earth in the Balance : Ecology and the Human Spirit (1993)
  Books about Al Gore: David Maraniss & Ellen Nakashima, The Prince of Tennessee : The Rise of Al Gore — Bill Turque, Inventing Al Gore: A Biography — Bob Zelnick, Gore : A Political Life — Joseph Kaufman, The World According to Al Gore : An A-to-Z Compilation of His Opinions, Positions, and Public Statements — Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St. Clair, Al Gore : A User's Manual — Roger Simon, Divided We Stand : How Al Gore Beat George Bush and Lost the Presidency — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — Rebecca Stefoff, Al Gore : Vice President (for young readers)
  Critical books about Al Gore: Bill Sammon, At Any Cost : How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election — Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Luke Edward Terry (1916-1998) — also known as Luke E. Terry — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Oneida, Scott County, Tenn., August 21, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1957-58, 1971-76 (Berkeley County 1957-58, 1st District 1971-74, 35th District 1975-76); defeated, 1958. Disciples of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., October 20, 1998 (age 82 years, 60 days). Interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin C. Terry and Nellie (Smith) Terry; married to Elizabeth Johnson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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