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Encyclopedia > Phil Bredesen
Phil Bredesen

48th Governor of Tennessee
Term of office:
January 18, 2003
Lieutenant Governor: John S. Wilder
Predecessor: Don Sundquist
Successor: Incumbent
Born: November 21, 1943
Oceanport, New Jersey
Political party: Democratic
Profession: Businessman, Politician
Spouse: Andrea Conte
Religion: Presbyterian

Philip Norman "Phil" Bredesen (born November 21, 1943) is the 48th Governor of Tennessee, having served since 2003. He previously served as the fourth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County from 1991 to 1999. Photo provided by the State of Tennessee: http://www. ... Notes 1East was Secretary of State for Tennessee from 1862-1865, appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee is the Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate and first in line in the succession to the office of Governor of Tennessee in the event of the death, resignation, or removal from office through impeachment and conviction of the Governor. ... John Shelton Wilder (born 1921) has served as Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee since 1971. ... Donald Kenneth Sundquist (born March 15, 1936) was Governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Map of Oceanport in Monmouth County Oceanport is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Presbyterianism is a form of Protestant Christianity, primarily in the Reformed branch of Western Christendom, as well as a particular form of church government. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Notes 1East was Secretary of State for Tennessee from 1862-1865, appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The following is a list of the mayors of Nashville, Tennessee since the consolidation of the municipal government with Davidson County, Tennessee, forming the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County: 1. ... In American local government, a consolidated city-county, metropolitan municipality or regional municipality is a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Davidson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ...

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Background

Bredesen was born in Oceanport, New Jersey, but grew up in Shortsville, New York, a small agricultural community just south of Rochester. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Harvard University. He and his wife, Andrea Conte, have one son, Ben. Bredesen moved to Nashville in 1975. While doing research at the public library, he drafted a business plan in the couple's small apartment that led to the creation of HealthAmerica Corp., a healthcare management company that eventually grew to more than 6,000 employees and was publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. He sold his controlling interest in HealthAmerica in 1986. Map of Oceanport in Monmouth County Oceanport is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Shortsville is a village located in Ontario County, New York. ... Nickname: The Flour City, The Flower City, The Worlds Image Center Motto: Rochester: Made for Living Location of Rochester in New York State Country United States State New York County Monroe Mayor Robert Duffy Area    - City 37. ... Physics (from the Greek, (phúsis), nature and (phusiké), knowledge of nature) is the science concerned with the discovery and understanding of the fundamental laws which govern matter, energy, space and time. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) , also nicknamed the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world in dollar volume and second largest by number of companies listed. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early political career

Bredesen ran his first political campaign in 1987, when he ran for mayor of Nashville. He finished second to 5th District Congressman Bill Boner, but since Boner only won 42% of the vote, he and Bredesen faced each other in a runoff. Boner won the runoff, largely by emphasizing that he was a Nashville native while Bredesen was a Northerner. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William J. Bill Boner (born February 14, 1945) is a Tennessee educator and former Democratic politician. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


In 1988, he ran in the Democratic primary for the congressional seat left open by Boner's victory – the real contest in a district that had been in Democratic hands since 1875. However, he finished a distant second behind Bob Clement, son of former governor Frank G. Clement. Bredesen ran for mayor again in 1991 and won by a comfortable majority. He was reelected almost as easily in 1995. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Robert Bob Clement (born 1944) is a Tennessee politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Frank Goad Clement (June 2, 1920–November 4, 1969) served as governor of the U.S. state of Tennessee from 1953 to 1959 and again from 1963 to 1967. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As mayor of Nashville, he added more than 440 new teachers, built 32 new schools and renovated 43 others. He also implemented a back-to-basics curriculum to teach students the fundamentals of learning. Additionally, under the Bredesen Administration, the NFL's Houston Oilers (now Tennessee Titans) were brought to Nashville and were furnished with a new stadium; the NHL awarded Nashville its first of four new expansion franchises as the Nashville Predators; a new arena was built; and a new downtown library was built as a cornerstone of major improvements to the entire library system. However, Bredesen's effort to lure the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA franchise to Nashville was not successful. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970... LP Field is a football stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, used primarily as the home stadium of the NFLs Tennessee Titans, but also used by Tennessee State University. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Gaylord Entertainment Center (originally named Nashville Arena) is an all-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee which was completed in 1996. ... A modern-style library in Chambéry In the traditional sense of the word, a library is a collection of books and periodicals, . It can refer to an individuals private collection, but more often it is a large collection that is funded and maintained by a city or institution. ... The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ...


In 1994, Bredesen won the Democratic nomination for governor and faced Republican 7th District Congressman Don Sundquist in the November general election. The race was initially thought to be one of the hottest races of the cycle, but Sundquist won by a large margin (almost 10 points). 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Donald Kenneth Sundquist (born March 15, 1936) was Governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003. ...


Bredesen did not run for a third term in 1999 since The Metro Charter had been amended to limit city council members to two consecutive four-year terms. However, the amendment was worded in such a way that it appeared to apply to mayors as well. Although mayors had been limited to three consecutive terms since the formation of Metro Nashville in 1963, Bredesen did not make an issue of it. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


Governor of Tennessee

In 2002, after Sundquist was barred from a third term, Bredesen ran for governor again and easily won the Democratic nomination. He faced Republican 4th District Congressman Van Hilleary in November. Bredesen promised to manage state government better, improve Tennessee's schools and use his experience as a managed-care executive to fix TennCare. Bredesen also built a well-established reputation as a moderate Democrat (he is a member of the "good government" faction of the Nashville Democratic Party), so Hilleary's attempts to brand him as a liberal did not work. This allowed Bredesen to garner far more support in East Tennessee than was usual for a Democrat. In November, Bredesen narrowly defeated Hilleary with 51 percent of the vote. He did well in several East Tennessee counties where Democrats usually do not fare well. He won Knox County, home to Knoxville, by a few hundred votes. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Van Hilleary (born June 20, 1959) is a Tennessee Republican politician. ... TennCare is Tennessees Medicaid waiver program that provides more than one million Tennesseans with health care. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Bill Haslam (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 254. ...


Bredesen is a founding member of Nashville's Table, a non-profit group that collects overstocked and discarded food from local restaurants for the city's homeless population. He served on the board of the Frist Center, a major art gallery that was established to utilize the former downntown main Nashville post office. Homeless woman in Nice, France. ... The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an art museum in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ...


Bredesen founded the Land Trust for Tennessee, a non-profit organization which works to preserve open areas and family farms. As Governor, he is member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association and the Democratic Governors Association. The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization of the governors of the fifty U.S. states and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ... SGA Mission Statement In recent years, the South has become the dominant region in the country –– a region characterized by innovation, growth and opportunity. ... The Democratic Governors Association is a Washington, D.C.-based organization founded in 1983, consisting of U.S. state and territorial governors affiliated with the Democratic Party. ...


In late August 2006, Bredesen experienced a health scare. According to The Tennessean, while hospitalized at Nashville's Centennial Medical Center, he was in intensive care with a fever of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Bredesen was hospitalized for a total of four nights with what was thought to be a tick bite, but testing was inconclusive. The following week he was tested for two more days as an outpatient at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic, but no definitive diagnosis based on testing there was determined either. The incident has brought to light the fact that the Tennessee State Constitution makes no provisions for a disabled governor, although Bredesen was not incapaciated at any point during this illness to the extent that would have precluded him from fulfilling the duties of his office. The Tennessean is a dominant daily newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Intensive care medicine or critical care medicine is concerned with providing greater than ordinary medical care and observation to people in a critical or unstable condition. ... Families Ixodidae - Hard ticks Argasidae - Soft ticks Nuttalliellidae Tick is the common name for the small arachnids that, along with mites, constitute the order Acarina. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... The entrance to the Gonda Building in downtown Rochester. ... The Tennessee State Constitution defines the form, structure, activities, character, and fundamental rules (and means for changing them) of the U.S. State of Tennessee. ...


On November 7, 2006, Bredesen won re-election by an historic margin. He swept all 95 counties in Tennessee while defeating State Sen. Jim Bryson. His inaguration will be held on January 20, 2007 in Nashville, TN. November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Another notable person of the same name is Canadian performer Jim Bryson. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ...


See also

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Preceded by:
Bill Boner
Mayor of Nashville
1991–1999
Succeeded by:
Bill Purcell
Preceded by:
Don Sundquist
Governor of Tennessee
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OR: Ted Kulongoski
PA: Ed Rendell
RI: Donald Carcieri
SC: Mark Sanford
SD: Mike Rounds
TN: Phil Bredesen
TX: Rick Perry
UT: Jon Huntsman
VA: Tim Kaine
VT: Jim Douglas
WA: Christine Gregoire
WI: Jim Doyle
The Governor of Oregon is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Theodore R. Ted Kulongoski (born November 5, 1940, in rural Missouri [1]) is an American Democratic politician. ... List of Pennsylvania Governors The office of Pennsylvania governor was created by the states Constitution of 1790. ... Edward Gene Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. ... List of Rhode Island Governors Nicholas Cooke None 1775-1778 William Greene None 1778-1786 John Collins None 1786-1790 Arthur Fenner Anti-Federalist 1790-1805 Henry Smith Unknown 1805-1806 Isaac Wilbur Unknown 1806-1807 James Fenner Dem. ... Donald L. Don Carcieri (born December 16, 1942) is the governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... Marshall Mark Clement Sanford, Jr. ... Governors of South Dakota Arthur C. Mellette Republican 1889-1893 Charles H. Sheldon Republican 1893-1897 Andrew E. Lee Populist 1897-1901 Charles N. Herreid Republican 1901-1905 Samuel H. Elrod Republican 1905-1907 Coe I. Crawford Republican 1907-1909 Robert S. Vessey Republican 1909-1913 Frank M. Byrne Republican... Marion Michael Mike Rounds (born October 24, 1954) is an American politician. ... Notes 1East was Secretary of State for Tennessee from 1862-1865, appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. ... In politics, Governor of Texas is the title given to the chief executive of the state of Texas. ... James Richard Rick Perry (b. ... List of Utah Governors Heber M. Wells Republican 1896-1905 John C. Cutler Republican 1905-1909 William Spry Republican 1909-1917 Simon Bamberger Democrat 1917-1921 Charles R. Mabey Republican 1921-1925 George H. Dern Democrat 1925-1933 Henry H. Blood Democrat 1933-1941 Herbert B. Maw Democrat 1941-1949... Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. ... Tim Kaine, the current Governor The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... Timothy Michael Kaine (born February 26, 1958 in St. ... This is a list of Governors of Vermont: As an Independent Republic Thomas Chittenden (None) 1778-1789 Moses Robinson (None) 1789-1790 Thomas Chittenden (None) 1790-1791 As a State Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Vermont ... James H. Jim Douglas (born June 21, 1951) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ... This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington. ... Christine Chris OGrady Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Washington. ... Governors of Wisconsin: Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Wisconsin ... James Edward Doyle (born November 23, 1945) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. ...

WV: Joe Manchin
WY: Dave Freudenthal
list of West Virginia Governors Arthur I. Boreman Republican 1863-1869 Daniel D. T. Farnsworth Republican 1869-1869 William E. Stevenson Republican 1869-1871 John J. Jacob Democratic 1871-1877 Henry M. Mathews Democratic 1877-1881 Jacob B. Jackson Democratic 1881-1885 Emanuel W. Wilson Democratic 1885-1890 Aretas B... Joseph Manchin III (born August 24, 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia) was elected Governor of West Virginia in the 2004 election and took office on January 17, 2005. ... List of Wyoming Governors Francis E. Warren Republican 1890 Amos W. Barber Republican 1890-1893 John E. Osborne Democratic 1893-1895 William A. Richards Republican 1895-1899 DeForest Richards Republican 1899-1903 Fenimore Chatterton Republican 1903-1905 Bryant B. Brooks Republican 1905-1911 Joseph M. Carey Democratic 1911-1915 John... David D. Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is the governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ...


AS: Togiola Tulafono
DC: Anthony A. Williams (Mayor)
GU: Felix Camacho
MP: Benigno Fitial
PR: Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
VI: Charles Turnbull
List of American Samoa Governors This is a list of governors etc. ... Togiola Talalelei A. Tulafono (born 1947) is the Governor of American Samoa. ... List of mayors for Washington, D.C. The cities of Washington and Georgetown also had mayors from 1802-1871. ... Anthony Williams Anthony A. Tony Williams (born July 28, 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is a United States politician who has served as mayor of Washington, D.C. since 1999. ... List of Guam Governors Since after World War II 1946 - 1949 Charles Alan Pownall 1949 - 1953 Carlton S. Skinner 1953 - 1956 Ford Quint Elvidge 1956 - 1956 William T. Corbett 1956 - 1959 Richard Barrett Lowe 1959 - 1960 Marcellus G. Boss 1960 - 1961 Joseph F. Flores 1961 - 1962 William Patlov Daniel 1962... Felix Perez Camacho (b. ... List of Northern Mariana Islands Governors Carlos S. Camacho Democrat 1978-1982 Pedro P. Tenorio Republican 1982-1990 Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero Republican 1990-1994 Froilan C. Tenorio Democrat 1994-1998 Pedro P. Tenorio Republican 1998-2002 Juan N. Babauta Republican 2002- Categories: | | ... Benigno Repeki Fitial (born November 27, 1945 - place of birth?) is the Governor of Northern Mariana Islands, elected on November 6, 2005. ... Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... Aníbal Salvador Acevedo Vilá (born February 13, 1962) is the eighth and current Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... List of U.S. Virgin Islands Governors 1917 - 1917 Edwin Taylor Pollock 1917 - 1919 James Harrison Oliver 1919 - 1921 Joseph Wallace Oman 1921 - 1922 Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle 1922 - 1923 Henry Hughes Hough 1923 - 1925 Philip Williams 1925 - 1927 Martin Edwin Trench 1927 - 1931 Waldo A. Evans 1931 - 1935 Paul... Charles Wesley Turnbull (born February 5, 1935), is the current governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...


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