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Politicians in the Printing and Publishing Business in Tennessee
other than newspapers

  Roy Claxton Acuff (1903-1992) — also known as Roy Acuff; "The King of Country Music" — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born in Maynardville, Union County, Tenn., September 15, 1903. Republican. Country musician; co-founder of Acuff-Rose Publication Company, the first country music publishing house; appeared in seven Hollywood movies in the 1940s; owner and operator of Dunbar Cave Hotel near Nashville; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1960. Elected to Country Music Hall of Fame, 1962. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., November 23, 1992 (age 89 years, 69 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Simon E. Neill Acuff and Ida (Carr) Acuff; grandson of Coram Acuff; second cousin once removed of Juddson Thomas Acuff.
  Political family: Acuff family of Maynardville, Tennessee.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Roy Acuff: Elizabeth Schlappi, Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Boy
  Thomas Hughlon Akin (1904-1943) — also known as Hughlon Akin — of Jackson, Madison County, Tenn. Born in Trezevant, Carroll County, Tenn., May 8, 1904. Democrat. Linotype operator; lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1937-39. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., August 16, 1943 (age 39 years, 100 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Luther Adolphus Akin and Caroline Lucinda (Jones) Akin; married, July 12, 1937, to Dell Fisackerly.
James W. Loop James Whitcomb Loop (1900-1993) — also known as James W. Loop — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tenn., March 12, 1900. Democrat. Printer; school teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1947-56, 1965-66, 1969-72; defeated, 1972. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Kappa Delta Pi; Typographical Union. Died December 31, 1993 (age 93 years, 294 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Willis Loop and Dora (Noe) Loop; married, March 9, 1924, to Marguerite McCracken.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  William Mahoney (1869-1952) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 13, 1869. Pressman; labor leader; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1904; candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota; founder and editor, Minnesota Union Advocate newspaper, 1920-32; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1932-34; Farmer-Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1943. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., August 17, 1952 (age 83 years, 217 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James A. Trent (1885-1974) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knox County, Tenn., 1885. Printing business; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1930-31. Died in 1974 (age about 89 years). Burial location unknown.
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