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Bob Clement Addendum

Identifier: MPA-0320-001
Addendum to the Bob Clement papers. Includes material on TVA, mostly remarks given by Clement in his capacity as a member of the board of directors. Other materials deal with his political career, including press releases, press clippings, speeches, schedules and trip files.


  • 1970-2000s


The material in this collection is in English

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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.

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9 Linear Feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Throughout his long career as a public servant, Bob Clement (1943-) has held elected and appointed positions in a wide range of roles, including TVA director, college president, Public Service Commissioner, military officer, and, most notably, represented Tennessee's 5th District in the US House of Representative from 1988-2003. The son of Tennessee Governor Frank G. Clement, Bob Clement showed his political acumen early when he became the youngest elected official in Tennessee history at age 29 when he defeated incumbent Hammond Fowler for a seat on the Public Service Commision in 1972. After an unsuccessful bid for the governorship in 1978, and a stint as president of Cumberland University, Clement was elected represent Tennessee's 5th District in Congress, a position held from 1988 until 2003. In 2007, Clement sought the mayorship of Nashville, coming in second in the general election before ultimately losing to Karl Dean in a runoff election.

Repository Details

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

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA