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Ned Ray McWherter
Birth: Oct. 15, 1930
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 2011
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

46th Governor of Tennessee. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as Tennessee's governor from 1987 until 1995. Raised on a farm, he worked as a traveling shoe salesman before earning his wealth as a business proprietor which included a truck line and beer distributorship. He launched his political career in 1968 as a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives (was Speaker of the House for a period) and served at that capacity until 1995. During his tenure as governor, McWherter was in favor of increased pay for teachers and smaller classroom size. He was a proponent for expanding medical coverage for the poor. He served as a political adviser to President Clinton and was on the US Postal Board. He died from cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
Family links: 
  Harmon Ray McWherter (1903 - 1977)
  Lucille Golden Smith McWherter (1910 - 1987)
  Bette Beck McWherter (1929 - 1973)
Sunset Cemetery
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Apr 04, 2011
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