Harlan Mathews

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Harlan Mathews
Senator Harlan Mathews (D-TN).jpg
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
January 3, 1993 – December 1, 1994
Appointed byNed McWherter
Preceded byAl Gore
Succeeded byFred Thompson
Personal details
Born(1927-01-17)January 17, 1927
Walker County, Alabama
DiedMay 9, 2014(2014-05-09) (aged 87)
Nashville, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic

Harlan Matthews (January 17, 1927 – May 9, 2014) was an American politician. Mathews was a member of the Democratic Party.

Early life[change | change source]

Mathews was born in Walker County, Alabama. He studied at the Nashville School of Law. Mathews married Pat Mathews in 1948.

Career[change | change source]

Mathews first served as Tennessee State Treasurer from 1975 to 1987.

Mathews served as the United States senator for Tennessee. He succeeded Al Gore. He served as senator from 1993 to 1994. He was succeeded by Fred Thompson.

Personal life[change | change source]

After leaving office, Mathews studied law in Nashville, Tennessee. Mathews and his wife had two children.

Death[change | change source]

Mathews died of brain cancer at a hospice in Nashville.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former senator, Harlan Mathews, dies at 87". Archived from the original on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
  2. Former US Senator and Deputy Governor Harlan Mathews dies

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Harlan Mathews at Wikimedia Commons