Governor of Tennessee & Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives
Ned Ray McWherter (October 15, 1930 – April 4, 2011) was an American politician. He worked as the 46th Governor of Tennessee from 1987 to 1995. He worked as Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1973 to 1987.
Ned Ray McWherter
|46th Governor of Tennessee|
January 17, 1987 – January 21, 1995
|Lieutenant||John S. Wilder|
|Preceded by||Lamar Alexander|
|Succeeded by||Donald K. Sundquist|
|77th Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives|
January 20, 1973 – January 17, 1987
|Preceded by||James McKinney|
|Succeeded by||Ed Murray|
|Born||October 15, 1930|
Palmersville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||April 4, 2011 (aged 80)|
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Resting place||Sunset Cemetery, Dresden, Tennessee|
|Spouse(s)||Bette Jean Beck (1953–1973, her death)|
|Allegiance|| United States|
|Branch/service||Tennessee National Guard|
|Years of service||1947–1968|
- Historical and Constitutional Officers of Tennessee: Speakers of the House, Tennessee State Library and Archives. Retrieved: 7 January 2013.
- Billy Stair, The Life and Career of Ned McWherter (State Public Affairs Office, 2011).