Governor of Tennessee

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Governor of Tennessee
Flag of the Governor
Bill Lee

since January 19, 2019
  • Governor
  • The Honorable
  • His Excellency (diplomatic)
TypeHead of state
Head of government
Member ofTennessee Executive Branch
Tennessee Cabinet
ResidenceTennessee Governor's Mansion
SeatNashville, Tennessee
AppointerPopular vote
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentTennessee Constitution of 1796
Inaugural holderJohn Sevier
FormationMarch 30, 1796
(228 years ago)
DeputyLieutenant Governor of Tennessee
Salary$178,356 (2013)[1]

The Governor of Tennessee is the head of state and government of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has the power to enforce state laws and the duty to either approve or veto bills passed by the Tennessee Legislature or the Tennessee Senate to assemble the legislature and grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries" (Press release). Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.