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Buford Ellington Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0174
This collection documents the State of Tennessee in 1970. The material primarily consists of information commissions, departments, and offices. Additionally, there are briefings on the environment, housing and revenue.

Dates

  • 1970

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

0.75 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection documents the State of Tennessee in 1970. The material primarily consists of information commissions, departments, and offices. Additionally, there are briefings on the environment, housing and revenue.

Biographical/Historical Note

Buford Ellington (1907-1972) was the governor of Tennessee from 1959-1963 and again from 1967-1971. In his early life he was a jack-of-all-trades, participating in everything from newspaper editing to sales supervising. He settled into farming, and served as Commissioner of Agriculture under Frank Clement. He was an ardent supporter of President Johnson. He served under the Johnson administration in 1965 as director of the Office of Emergency Planning. His terms in office were marked by fiscal conservatism and a reorganization of state government. During his first term he maintained a strict segregationist policy but he later adopted a number of civil rights policies and appointed the first African-American cabinet officer in the State of Tennessee. He died in Florida in 1972, just over a year after leaving office.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.0950
Title
Finding Aid for the Buford Ellington Papers, 1970
Status
completed
Author
Matthew Brown
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
Knoxville USA