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Frank G. Clement Addresses

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0314
This collection houses typscripts of 22 addresses given by Governor of Tennessee Frank Goad Clement between 1954 and 1958.

Dates

  • 1954-1958

Language of Materials note

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives ..

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives .

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection houses typscripts of 22 addresses given by Governor of Tennessee Frank Goad Clement between 1954 and 1958.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank Goad Clement was born to Robert Samuel and Maybelle Goad Clement on June 2, 1920 in Dickson, Tennessee. He received a second lieutenant's commission in World War Two. He also served in the United Stated Army as an instructor at Fort Gordon, Georgia in 1950-1951. Clement attended Cumberland Law School and worked briefly for the Federal Bureau of Investigation before launching his political career. He was elected Governor of Tennessee in 1952 and remained in office until 1959 when he was ousted by his former aide Buford Ellington. Clement defeated Ellington in 1963 and became Governor of Tennessee. He served until 1967. As Governor of Tennessee Clement made a number of notable changes including the first changes in the Tennesse Constitution since 1870, the opening of the State Library and Archives building, the creation of the State Mental Health Department, and legislation that provided for free textbooks in all public schools. His administration faced changes that accompanied the national civil rights movement. Clement was instrumental in health care for the poor, youth and alcoholism programs, and in highway development. He was also the first southern governor to veto a segregation bill. Frank Goad Clement died on November 4, 1969.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.0004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480