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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…

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee, I

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee, I

By Ray Hill Nathan Lynn Bachman, Tennessee’s junior United States senator, had every reason in the world to be content; he had easily been reelected to his first six-year term…

The Professor In Politics: J. William Fulbright of Arkansas

The Professor In Politics: J. William Fulbright of Arkansas

  By Ray Hill While growing up, one of the names I heard most frequently on the television news was that of J. William Fulbright, the senator from Arkansas and…

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46 (Part 2)

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46 (Part 2)

By Ray Hill Harold Earthman had been a successful businessman, served for a brief time in the Tennessee House of Representatives and as the County Judge (or County Mayor) of…

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…

The Senator And Mrs. Vanderbilt: Senator Peter Gerry of Rhode Island

The Senator And Mrs. Vanderbilt: Senator Peter Gerry of Rhode Island

By Ray Hill There are few people in our community who haven’t either heard of or visited the magnificent Biltmore House.  Biltmore was the vision of George Washington Vanderbilt II,…

The Old Warhorse of Tennessee Politics: Benton McMillin

The Old Warhorse of Tennessee Politics: Benton McMillin

By Ray Hill Almost entirely forgotten today, Benton McMillin was one of the most popular politicians in Tennessee for decades. McMillin served in Congress for twenty years, two terms as…

The Boy Wonder: Senator Rush Holt of West Virginia

The Boy Wonder: Senator Rush Holt of West Virginia

By Ray Hill Political success can come quickly and just as quickly be snuffed out. Rush D. Holt of West Virginia is a prime example of stunning political success at…

Senator Nathan L. Bachman

Senator Nathan L. Bachman

By Ray Hill Nathan L. Bachman is little remembered today, but was a highly regarded jurist and a popular United States Senator from Tennessee. Bachman was born August 2, 1878…

The Independent From Kentucky: John Sherman Cooper

The Independent From Kentucky: John Sherman Cooper

  By Ray Hill   John Sherman Cooper was one of the most enduring and popular public figures in Kentucky in the post World War II era and he was,…