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Phi Delta Theta
Politician members in Tennessee

  Morris Brandon (1862-1940) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Dover, Stewart County, Tenn., April 13, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; general counsel, Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1898. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Delta Theta. Died February 13, 1940 (age 77 years, 306 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Brandon and Minerva Elizabeth (Morris) Brandon; married, June 1, 1892, to Harriet Inman.
  Harry Pulliam Cain (1906-1979) — also known as Harry P. Cain — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 10, 1906. Republican. Mayor of Tacoma, Wash., 1940; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1946-53; defeated, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Phi Delta Theta; Eagles; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Miami Lakes, Miami-Dade County, Fla., March 3, 1979 (age 73 years, 52 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  William Prentice Cooper Jr. (1895-1969) — also known as Prentice Cooper — of Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn. Born near Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., September 28, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1923-24; member of Democratic National Committee from Tennessee, 1933-34; member of Tennessee state senate, 1937; Governor of Tennessee, 1939-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker); candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944; U.S. Ambassador to Peru, 1946-48; candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1958. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Phi Delta Theta; Jaycees; Lions. Died May 18, 1969 (age 73 years, 232 days). Interment at Jenkins Chapel Cemetery, Bedford County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of William Prentice Cooper and Argie (Shofner) Cooper; father of James Hayes Shofner Cooper.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Lee Douglas (1885-1959) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Belle Meade, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 23, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1914-22; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1940 (alternate); president, Nashville and Decatur Railroad. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Newcomen Society; Freemasons; Shriners. Died August 17, 1959 (age 74 years, 86 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Byrd Douglas and Adelaide (Gaines) Douglas; married, January 30, 1929, to Elizabeth (Keith) Caldwell.
  Chambers Kellar (b. 1867) — of Lead, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., March 4, 1867. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
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