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Thomas Raymond Shadden (January 17, 1920 - April 22, 2000) was a US politician, who served as a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, the Tennessee State Senate, and as Mayor of the City of Crossville. [1]

Tennessee House of Representatives

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Early life

Shadden was born in Morgan County, Tennessee.

Military service

Shadden served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

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  1. "Obituaries for May 2000". Crossville Chronicle. Retrieved 15 September 2015.