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 Ned Ray McWherter

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Ned Ray McWherter

  • Birth 15 Oct 1930 Palmersville, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 4 Apr 2011 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 67891256

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 4 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67891256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ned Ray McWherter (15 Oct 1930–4 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67891256, citing Sunset Cemetery, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .