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Leonard Ray Blanton
Birth: Apr. 10, 1930
Death: Nov. 22, 1996
Jackson
Madison County
Tennessee, USA

Tennessee Governor, US Congressman. He was elected as a Democrat to represent Tennessee's 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1967 to 1973. He then served as Governor of Tennessee from 1975 until 1979. He was removed from office for selling pardons, and later served 23 months in prison after being convicted of conspiring to sell liquor licenses. 
 
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 Parents:
  Leonard Alonzo Blanton (1909 - 1981)
  Ova A. Delaney Blanton (1910 - 1993)
 
 Spouse:
  Betty Jane Littlefield Blanton (1930 - 2007)*
 
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Burial:
Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery
Shiloh Battlefield
Hardin County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Originally Created by: grave hunter
Record added: Nov 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6914771
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Leonard Ray Blanton 44th gov. of TN 2nd cousin of Verna thru Seay and Delaney.
- Verna and Gabby
 Added: May. 28, 2016
Remember when we saw the Liberty Bell through the key hole at Independence Hall in 1975 during the Governors Convention in Philadelphia? I was your cab driver, the Hall was closed because it was after 10 o'clock at night and you asked me if there was any ...(Read more)
- john dunkle
 Added: May. 2, 2015
Merry Christmas Mr. Blanton.
- Tammy Denise Way Young
 Added: Dec. 19, 2014
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