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Donald Kenneth Sundquist (born March 15, 1936) is a former American businessman and politician. He was the 47th Governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003. Prior to his governorship, he represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995.

Don Sundquist
Donald Sundquist Tennessee Governor official portrait.jpg
47th Governor of Tennessee
In office
January 21, 1995 – January 18, 2003
LieutenantJohn S. Wilder
Preceded byNed McWherter
Succeeded byPhil Bredesen
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byEd Jones
Succeeded byEd Bryant
Personal details
Born (1936-03-15) March 15, 1936 (age 83)
Moline, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Martha Swanson[1]
ResidenceTownsend, Tennessee[2]
Alma materAugustana College (B.A.)[3]
OccupationBusinessman
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1957–1963
Battles/warsVietnam War

ReferencesEdit

  1. Carroll Van West, "Don Sundquist," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, 2009. Retrieved: 9 January 2013.
  2. Georgiana Vines, "Sundquist Wants More 'Civil' and 'Bipartisan' Politics," Knoxville News Sentinel, January 3, 2010; retrieved January 9, 2013.
  3. Phillip Langsdon, Tennessee: A Political History (Franklin, Tenn.: Hillsboro Press, 2000), pp. 408-412.