Al Gore, Kennedys attend funeral of longtime editor John Seigenthaler

Al Gore, Kennedys attend funeral of longtime editor John Seigenthaler

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) --Former Vice President Al Gore and members of the Kennedy family attended the funeral of longtime Tennessee-based newspaper editor John Seigenthaler.
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Woman who got death sentence wins parole

NASHVILLE, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Gaile Owens, who was scheduled to be executed in Tennessee last year for arranging her husband's killing, has been granted parole, officials said.

Tenn. fight for guns in bars not over

NASHVILLE, May 19 (UPI) -- Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen's veto of a bill to allow handguns in all bars and restaurants doesn't mean the issue is dead, supporters of the measure say.

Napolitano tours flood-damaged Nashville

NASHVILLE, May 9 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited flood-affected areas of Nashville with Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, her office said.

Tenn. wins $200 million solar plant

CLINTON, Tenn., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Confluence Solar, a start-up company from Missouri, will build a $200 million manufacturing and distribution complex in Tennessee, officials announced Thursday.
McNair death ruled homicide

McNair death ruled homicide

NASHVILLE, July 5 (UPI) -- The shooting death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been ruled a homicide, authorities in Nashville said after an autopsy Sunday.

Democratic gov criticizes stimulus plan

NASHVILLE, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Democratic Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen says like some of his Republican colleagues he is concerned about elements of the U.S. economic stimulus package.
Howard Dean touted as HHS candidate

Howard Dean touted as HHS candidate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean should be named U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., said Monday.

Nissan move shows Southern hospitality

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 22 (UPI) -- Nissan North America opened its new U.S. headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., Tuesday as local leaders gauged the impact of the area's new employer.

Atlantic Eye: Obama's vice presidents

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 4 (UPI) -- On the last day of the primary calendar in South Dakota and Montana, Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. He must unite the party, bring the U.S. electorate behind him and select a vice president. London bookies are remarkably accurate in their political predictions. I will review their seven top choices for vice president, five of whom I know personally, in order of my preference.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Tennessee considers emergency bathroom law

NASHVILLE, April 30 (UPI) -- The governor of Tennessee is expected to sign a bill giving people with bowel control problems access to businesses' private bathrooms, an official said.

Clinton win shows fissures within party

NASHVILLE, April 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton's win in Pennsylvania exposed fissures within the Democratic party which could affect the party's success in November, observers say.

Governors divided on early primaries

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. governors are divided on whether the rapid-fire 2008 presidential primary schedule should be repeated in 2012, said a report posted online.

U.S. twisters' death toll rises to 55

JACKSON, Tenn., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The death toll from a rash of tornado-riddled storms that lashed the southern United States rose to 55, state officials said in a Thursday report.

U.S. storms claim 54 lives, injure scores

MEMPHIS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- At least 54 people were killed by tornadoes and storms that cut a wide swath across the Southern United States, emergency officials said Wednesday.
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Phil Bredesen
Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen was in East Tennessee today to dedicate the new Bruton Smith Building at Bristol Motor Speedway. (UPI Photo/David Allio)

Phil Bredesen (born Philip Norman Bredesen, Jr. on November 21, 1943) is the 48th Governor of Tennessee. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected Governor in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006. He previously served as the fourth mayor of Nashville and Davidson County from 1991 to 1999.

Bredesen was born in Oceanport, New Jersey. His parents were Norma Lucille (née Walborn) and Philip Norman Bredesen. His father, a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, was stationed at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey at the time of Bredesen's birth. The family lived in various locations during Bredesen's early childhood, including Canandaigua, New York and Arlington, Massachusetts.

When his parents separated in 1951, Norma moved with her two sons, Phil and his younger brother Dean (1947–2006), to her family home in Shortsville, New York, where they lived with Bredesen's maternal grandmother, a widow. Shortsville is the community Bredesen considers to be his hometown, and he lived there until he left for college. He attended the Red Jacket Central Elementary and Secondary School, located in the adjoining village of Manchester.

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