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  Blanton, Ray
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NameRay Blanton
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Adamsville, Tennessee , United States
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Born April 10, 1930
DiedNovember 22, 1996 (66 years)
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Infoa Representative from Tennessee; born on a farm in Hardin County, Tenn., April 10, 1930; attended the public schools of Hardin County; University of Tennessee at Knoxville, B.S., 1951; in 1954, with his father and brother, organized the B & B Construction Co.; in 1964, elected to Tennessee house of representatives from McNairy and Chester Counties; elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; elected Governor of Tennessee in 1974 and served from January 18, 1975, until January 17, 1979; was not a candidate for reelection as Governor in 1978; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1988 to the One Hundred First Congress; died November 22, 1996.


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  08/04/1988 TN District 8 - D Primary Lost 10.55% (-55.78%)
  11/05/1974 TN Governor Won 55.43% (+11.66%)
  08/01/1974 TN Governor- D Primary Won 22.73% (+2.56%)
  11/07/1972 TN US Senate Lost 37.85% (-23.70%)
  08/03/1972 TN US Senate-D Primary Won 76.40% (+65.76%)
  11/03/1970 TN District 7 Won 74.22% (+48.45%)
  11/05/1968 TN District 7 Won 66.12% (+32.23%)
  08/01/1968 TN District 7 - D Primary Won 71.33% (+42.66%)
  11/08/1966 TN District 7 Won 50.61% (+2.21%)
  08/04/1966 TN District 7 - D Primary Won 29.10% (+0.55%)
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