Ben C. Atchley
|Member of the Tennessee Senate |
from the 6th district
|Member of the TennesseeHouseofRepresentatives |
from the 14th district
Curtis Bentley Atchley Jr.
June 30, 1930
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||November 14, 2018 88) (aged|
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Cynthia Sue King|
|Residence||Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.|
Curtis Bentley Atchley Jr. (June 30, 1930 – November 14, 2018),known as Ben Atchley, was an American politician in the state of Tennessee. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1972 to 1976 and the Tennessee State Senate from 1977 to 2005, as a Republican. He was a majority leader and caucus chairman in the senate. He was an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and veteran of the United States Naval Reserve. He was married with two children.
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