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Ned McWherter

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.[2]

Ned Ray McWherter
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46th Governor of Tennessee
In office
January 17, 1987 – January 21, 1995
LieutenantJohn S. Wilder
Preceded byLamar Alexander
Succeeded byDonald K. Sundquist
77th Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
January 20, 1973 – January 17, 1987
Preceded byJames McKinney
Succeeded byEd Murray[1]
Personal details
Born(1930-10-15)October 15, 1930
Palmersville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedApril 4, 2011(2011-04-04) (aged 80)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Resting placeSunset Cemetery, Dresden, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Bette Jean Beck (1953–1973, her death)
ResidenceCary Lawn
OccupationBusinessman, farmer
Military service
Allegiance United States
 Tennessee
Branch/serviceTennessee National Guard
Years of service1947–1968
RankCaptain

McWherter died of cancer in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 80 years old.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Historical and Constitutional Officers of Tennessee: Speakers of the House, Tennessee State Library and Archives. Retrieved: 7 January 2013.
  2. Billy Stair, The Life and Career of Ned McWherter (State Public Affairs Office, 2011).