Tommy Head

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Tommy Head (born June 4, 1945 in Robertson County, Tennessee) is a Tennessee Democratic politician and a former member of that state's House of Representatives. [1] He is also a farmer and a utility contractor.

Robertson County, Tennessee County in the United States

Robertson County is a county located on the central northern border of Tennessee in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,283. Its county seat is Springfield. The county was named for James Robertson, an explorer, founder of Nashville, and a state senator, who was often called the "Father of Middle Tennessee".

Tennessee U.S. state in the United States

Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560 and a 2017 metro population of 1,903,045. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017.

Democratic Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its rival, the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.

Head is a 1965 graduate of Cumberland College in Lebanon, Tennessee with an associate's degree, and a 1967 graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He taught high school and coached basketball for two years after his university graduation. He is the brother of legendary women's basketball coach Pat Head Summitt.

Cumberland University university

Cumberland University is a private university in Lebanon, Tennessee. It was founded in 1842, though the current campus buildings were constructed between 1892 and 1896.

Lebanon, Tennessee City in Tennessee, United States

Lebanon is the county seat of Wilson County, Tennessee, United States.

Austin Peay State University public university in Clarksville, Tennessee, United States

Austin Peay State University is a four-year public university located in Clarksville, Tennessee. Standing on a site occupied by a succession of Tennessean educational institutions since 1845, the precursor of the university was established in 1927 and named for then-sitting Governor Austin Peay. Affiliated with the Tennessee Board of Regents, it is now governed by the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees as of May 2017. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and, in 2012, was the fastest-growing university in Tennessee.

In 1986, Head was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives and served nine terms until being defeated for reelection in 2004. He served District 68. While in the House he served as the chairman of several subcommittees and the vice-chairman of several committees, mostly those dealing with finance. He was regarded as one of the chamber's most powerful Middle Tennessee-based members at one point.

Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to state law as the 41 counties in the Middle Grand Division of Tennessee.

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