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Politicians in Insurance in Tennessee

  Charles Hill Anderson (b. 1930) — also known as Charles H. Anderson — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., June 16, 1930. Lawyer; associate general counsel, Life & Casualty Insurance Co.; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1969-77. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association. Still living as of 1977.
  Relatives: Son of Ray Anderson, Sr. and Lois (Entrekin) Anderson; married, May 4, 1956, to Virginia R. Baker.
  John M. Brooks (1840-1921) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in 1840. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; insurance business; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1908-09. Died in 1921 (age about 81 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
  Edward Hull Crump (1874-1954) — also known as Edward H. Crump; Ed Crump; "Boss Crump" — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born near Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., October 2, 1874. Democrat. Head, E. H. Crump Buggy Manufacturing Co.; president, E. H. Crump & Co. (involved in banking, real estate, and insurance); mayor of Memphis, Tenn., 1910-16, 1940; resigned 1916; proceedings were brought for his ouster as mayor in 1915-16, based on charges that he failed to enforce state liquor laws; when the ouster suit was upheld by the state supreme court, he resigned; Shelby County Treasurer, 1917-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1931-35 (10th District 1931-33, 9th District 1933-35); member of Democratic National Committee from Tennessee, 1936-45. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., October 16, 1954 (age 80 years, 14 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Married to Bessie Byrd McLean.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Books about Edward Hull Crump: William D. Miller, Mr. Crump of Memphis
  Guilford Dudley Jr. (1907-2002) — Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., 1907. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; president, Life & Casualty Insurance Co., 1952-69; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1969-71. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 13, 2002 (age about 94 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Guilford Dudley, Sr. and Anne (Dallas) Dudley.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Bolling Hall Handy (b. 1891) — also known as Bolling H. Handy — of Bristol, Va.; Richmond, Va. Born in Spring City, Rhea County, Tenn., February 26, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1920; member, Virginia State Industrial Commission, 1922-29; chairman, Mutual Insurance Company of Richmond. Member, American Legion; Kappa Sigma; Civitan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas R. Handy and Caroline S. (Hall) Handy; married, October 9, 1917, to Ann Roy Johnston.
  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.
  Keith McDonald — of Bartlett, Shelby County, Tenn. Insurance business; mayor of Bartlett, Tenn., 2003-. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2003.
Benton McMillin Benton McMillin (1845-1933) — also known as "The Democratic War Horse" — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Born in Monroe County, Ky., September 11, 1845. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1875-77; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1879-99; Governor of Tennessee, 1899-1903; defeated, 1912; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1913-19; Guatemala, 1919-21; insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1928. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 8, 1933 (age 87 years, 119 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of John McMillin and Elizabeth (Black) McMillin; married 1886 to Marie Childress Brown (daughter of John Calvin Brown); married 1888 to Lucille Foster McMillin; father of Ellinor Foster McMillin (daughter-in-law of Joseph Doty Oliver; sister-in-law of James Oliver II).
  Political family: Brown-Oliver-McMillin-Hazelbaker family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Joseph Dominic Montedonico (1852-1909) — also known as Joseph D. Montedonico — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., April 4, 1852. Banker; insurance business; Consular Agent for Italy in Memphis, Tenn., 1875-77, 1892-96; member of Tennessee state senate; elected 1884. Italian ancestry. Died, from heart disease and malaria, in Hotel Pilgrim, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass., September 8, 1909 (age 57 years, 157 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Montedonico and Mary Magdalena (Signaigo) Montedonico; married, June 2, 1873, to Annie Louisa Bacigalupo.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Allen Northcott (1854-1917) — also known as William A. Northcott — of Greenville, Bond County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., January 28, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; Bond County State's Attorney, 1882-92; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1897-1905; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Illinois, 1905-14; president, Inter-Ocean Casualty Co. Episcopalian. Member, Modern Woodmen of America; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died January 25, 1917 (age 62 years, 363 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Nathaniel S. Dresser; son of Robert Saunders Northcott and Mary (Cunningham) Northcott; brother of Elliott Northcott; married, September 11, 1882, to Ada R. Stoutzenberg.
  Political family: Northcott family of Illinois.
  Zachary Taylor (1849-1921) — of Covington, Tipton County, Tenn.; Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born near Brownsville, Haywood County, Tenn., May 9, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; insurance business; postmaster at Covington, Tenn., 1881-83; member of Tennessee state senate, 1881-83; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 10th District, 1885-87; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1896 (Convention Vice-President). Died in Ellendale, Shelby County, Tenn., February 19, 1921 (age 71 years, 286 days). Interment at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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