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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 Clyde Griffin (b. 1927) — also known as James C. Griffin; Jim Griffin — of Norwalk, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Tennessee, October 1, 1927. Truck driver; American Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 1968 (38th District), 1974 (33rd District); American Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1980; American Independent candidate for Governor of California, 1982; American Independent candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1986. Member, Moose; Elks; National Rifle Association. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Son of Dewey Sampson Griffin and Osa Nelson (Akers) Griffin.
  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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