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Jim Nance McCORD

(1879-1968)

McCORD, Jim Nance, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Unionville, Bedford County, Tenn., March 17, 1879; attended the public schools and also had private instructors; employed as a clerk in a hardware store in 1894; engaged in selling books and stationery at Lewisburg, Tenn., 1897-1900; traveling salesman 1900-1910; editor and publisher of the Marshall Gazette, Lewisburg, Tenn., 1910; mayor of Lewisburg, Tenn., 1916-1942; auctioneer 1920-1943; member of the Marshall County Court 1915-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination in 1944; elected Governor of Tennessee in 1944; reelected in 1946 for the term ending in January 1949; resumed the publishing business; member of State constitutional convention in 1953; Commissioner of Conservation, State of Tennessee, 1953-1958; delegate at large to the National Democratic Conventions in 1940 and 1956; maintained his interest in journalism; died in Nashville, Tenn., September 2, 1968; interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Lewisburg, Tenn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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