The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,IV

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,IV

By Ray Hill Following the demise of Governor Gordon Browning’s plan to emasculate the Shelby County political machine headed by E. H. Crump, Tennessee Democrats were deeply divided.  Governor Browning watched with dismay as his appointee to the United States Senate, George L. Berry, continued his feud with the Tennessee Valley Authority.  Berry wanted significant […]

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,III

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,III

  By Ray Hill The political pot in Tennessee ceased to boil when Governor Gordon Browning appointed George L. Berry, President of the International Printing and Pressmen’s Union, to the United States Senate on May 7, 1937.  Still, the pot certainly continued to simmer with a host of prospective candidates talking about running in the […]

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,II

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,II

By Ray Hill The unexpected death of Senator Nathan L. Bachman had plunged Tennessee politics into turmoil. The responsibility for filling the vacancy caused by Senator Bachman’s death fell to Governor Gordon Browning. The pressure on Browning very quickly became intense and the governor found himself besieged by prospective candidates and their supporters. Browning was […]

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

By Ray Hill Tennessee was represented by ten men in the U. S. House of Representatives and two in the United States Senate in 1945.  This column will provide mini-biographies of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation at that time. Kenneth D. McKellar was Tennessee’s senior United States senator and the longest serving member of the delegation, having […]

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