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Tennessee: State Senate


Members of the Tennessee State Senate, 1796-2014 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1800 Mar 21: William Blount, died in office.
  • 1867 Jan 11: Almon Case, died in office.
  • 1884: Joseph D. Montedonico, elected.
  • 1884 Oct 17: Thomas J. R. Swafford, died in office.
  • 1902: Daniel E. Garrett, elected.
  • 1904: Daniel E. Garrett, elected.
  • 1915 Mar 1: Hugh Crump Anderson, died in office.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Hubert C. Brooks, elected unopposed. William Buckles, elected; Joseph H. Quillen, defeated. John Lee West, elected unopposed. R. W. Smith, elected unopposed. Ed Giffin, elected; Robert Taylor Mann, defeated; Andrew Jackson Graves, defeated. Hugh Callaway, elected; James G. Crumbliss, defeated. J. P. Cartwright, elected; Hardwick Stuart, defeated. J. Clifford Curry, elected unopposed. Robert W. Kemmer, elected; Brownlow R. Wyatt, defeated. J. H. Reneau, Jr., elected unopposed. Roy Wiseman, elected unopposed. James H. Cummings, elected unopposed. Willard Hagan, elected unopposed. Aubrey L. West, elected unopposed. Austin Peay, Jr., elected unopposed. Carmack Cochran, elected unopposed. J. Olin White, elected unopposed. James L. Bomar, Jr. (Dem), elected unopposed. Hale Hawkins, elected unopposed. E. E. Loftin, elected unopposed. John S. Thomason, elected unopposed. Hayes Gordon, elected unopposed. W. H. Wiseman, elected unopposed. G. C. 'Buck' Crider, elected; W. W. Boaz, defeated. George O. Benton, elected unopposed. Wyly C. Lockhart, elected unopposed. Z. D. Atkins, elected unopposed. Charles B. Fields, elected unopposed. Clark P. Moss, elected unopposed. Blanchard Tual, elected unopposed. James Brister, elected unopposed. Perry Pipkin, elected unopposed. Harry U. Scruggs, elected unopposed.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Marshall T. Nave (Rep), elected; Marion Palmer (Dem), defeated. Tom Garland (Rep), elected unopposed. Ben W. Hooper III (Rep), elected; John M. Rucker, Jr. (Dem), defeated. Ray R. Baird (Dem), elected; Paul D. Tindell (Rep), defeated. Martha Ashe (Rep), elected; Betty Cathey (Dem), defeated; Jack Comer (Ind), defeated.
  • 1998 Oct 19: Tommy Burks, died in office.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Charlotte Gentry Burks, elected; Byron Low Tax Looper (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998: Denise Houston Joyner (Rep), defeated.
  • 2000 Apr 12: Kenneth N. Springer, died in office.
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