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Part Six: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Six: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Having won a second six-year term in 1958 over serious opposition, Albert Gore returned to the Senate.  Although he had won a smashing reelection victory against former…

Part Five: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Five: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Albert Gore returned to Washington, D. C. in January of 1953 as a member of the United States Senate after having served fourteen years as a Member…

Part Four: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Four: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

  By Ray Hill Albert Gore’s Congressional district had been eliminated in the redistricting following the 1950 election. Gore was unconcerned as he had something bigger in mind; he was…

Part Three: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Three: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Congressman Albert Gore’s independent streak had not set well with President Franklin Roosevelt. FDR was not one to value independence in a legislator and tended to have…

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill In 1938, Albert Gore defeated a host of opponents to go to Washington as the Fourth District’s Congressman.  Gore had long idolized a former Congressman from the…

Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox: Albert Gore

Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox: Albert Gore

By Ray Hill The name Gore conjures in Tennessee thoughts of former Vice President Albert Gore, Jr., but his father was a very successful politician in an age when it…

Horace Maynard

Horace Maynard

By Ray Hill There are quite a few things named for Horace Maynard in our community, not the least of which is Maynardville.  Yet, few people seem to recall Horace…

Congressman Leonidas Campbell Houk

Congressman Leonidas Campbell Houk

By Ray Hill For more than a decade Leonidas Campbell Houk was the Congressman from Tennessee’s Second District.  A man with neatly combed hair and a mustache that would have…

Judge Camille Kelley & Miss Georgia Tann

Judge Camille Kelley & Miss Georgia Tann

  By Ray Hill Camille McGee Kelley, judge of the Shelby County Family Court, was a jewel in the crown of the Memphis machine of Edward Hull Crump. At the…

Camille Kelley: ‘The Little Irish Judge’

Camille Kelley: ‘The Little Irish Judge’

By Ray Hill One of the more fascinating, as well as disturbing, stories in Tennessee history is that of Camille Kelley who became Judge of the Memphis Juvenile Court. A…