Phil Bredesen

American politician

Philip Norman Bredesen Jr. (born November 21, 1943) is an American politician, author and entrepreneur. He served as the 48th Governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was first elected in 2002 with 50.6% of the vote, and was reelected in 2006 with 68.0%. He served as the 66th Mayor of Nashville from 1991 to 1999.

Phil Bredesen
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48th Governor of Tennessee
In office
January 18, 2003 – January 15, 2011
LieutenantJohn Wilder
Ron Ramsey
Preceded byDon Sundquist
Succeeded byBill Haslam
66th Mayor of Nashville
In office
September 27, 1991 – September 24, 1999
Preceded byBill Boner
Succeeded byBill Purcell
Personal details
Philip Norman Bredesen, Jr.

(1943-11-21) November 21, 1943 (age 78)
Oceanport, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Susan Cleaves (m. 1968–1974)

Andrea Conte (m. 1974)
EducationHarvard University (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website

On December 6, 2017, Bredesen announced he would run for Bob Corker's open seat in the United States Senate, as Corker announced he would not seek reelection in 2018.[1] In August 2018, he became the Democratic nominee.[2] He lost the election to Marsha Blackburn.


  1. "Bredesen running for Senate | Nashville Post". Nashville Post. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  2. "August 2, 2018 Unofficial Election Results". Tennessee Secretary of State. Retrieved August 3, 2018.

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