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- Gragg, John
- John Thomas Bragg, long-time member of the Tennessee House of
Representatives and chair of its powerful Finance, Ways and Means
Committee, was born in Woodbury on May 9, 1918, to Minor Elam and
Cal... Continue Reading »
- Grant, Amy
- Amy Grant has done more than blaze a trail for contemporary Christian
music. Her later crossover and pop-rock albums determined the dialogue
within evangelical popular music about what constitutes &... Continue Reading »
- Graves, James R.
- James R. Graves, Southern Baptist preacher, editor, and publisher, was the dominant leader of Landmarkism, a movement whose advocates asserted the sole validity and unbroken succession of Baptist chur... Continue Reading »
- Green, Nathan
- Nathan Green, noted Tennessee Supreme Court judge, was born on May 16, 1792, in Amelia County, Virginia, the son of planter Thomas Green. The young Green left his home state and relocated to Tennessee... Continue Reading »
- Griggs, Sutton E.
- Reverend Sutton E. Griggs, minister, writer, and community leader, was
born in Chatfield, Texas, in 1882. He was the son of Allen R. Griggs, a
former slave and Baptist minister. He attended public s... Continue Reading »
- Grooms, Charles Rogers "Red"
- Born in Nashville in 1937, Red Grooms emerged in the 1960s to become one of the most important figures in the world of contemporary American art. He has captivated audiences with a creative genius tha... Continue Reading »
- Grundy, Ann Philips Rogers
- Ann Rogers Grundy was born December 8, 1779, in Lunenberg County, Virginia, to John and Sarah Dougherty Rodgers. She married lawyer Felix Grundy on May 11, 1797, in Springfield, Kentucky. In 1808 she ... Continue Reading »
- Grundy, Felix
- Felix Grundy, congressman, U.S. senator, and Democratic leader, was born in Virginia but first rose to prominence in Kentucky politics. After his admission to that state's bar at age twenty, Grun... Continue Reading »
- Guild, Jo Conn
- Chattanooga business leader Jo Conn Guild was an outspoken critic of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). He was born in 1887 in Chattanooga, the son of a prominent engineer. He attended Baylor Schoo... Continue Reading »
- Guild, Josephus Conn
- Born in Virginia, Josephus C. Guild came with his parents briefly to Stewart County and then to Sumner County in 1812. Both his father and mother died the following year, and he became the ward of his... Continue Reading »
- Gutherz, Carl
- Associated with the American Symbolist movement of the late nineteenth century, artist Carl Gutherz was born in Schoeftland, Switzerland, in 1844 and immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1851. His famil... Continue Reading »
- Hale, Millie E.
- Millie E. Hale contributed significantly to the health and welfare of Nashville's African American population in the early twentieth century by establishing a small hospital for those turned away... Continue Reading »
- Hale, William Jasper
- William J. Hale was president of Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial College from its founding date (1912) until his retirement in August 1943. Under his leadership Tennessee A&I State College becam... Continue Reading »
- Haley, Alex Murray Palmer
- Internationally known author Alex Haley was born in Ithaca, New York, on August 11, 1921, and died in a Tennessee hospital of complications from diabetes in February 1992. When he was a child, his fam... Continue Reading »
- Hall, William
- Governor William Hall was born in Surrey County, North Carolina, in February 1775, to Major William Hall and Elizabeth Thankful Doak Hall. The family moved to Tennessee in 1785 and lost seven family m... Continue Reading »
- Hamilton, Joseph H.
- Joseph H. Hamilton, the Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics at Vanderbilt University, was born in Ferriday, Louisiana. Hamilton has led research into the discovery that nuclei of atom... Continue Reading »
- Handly, Avery
- Painter and portraitist Avery Handly was born in Nashville and graduated from Wallace University School and Vanderbilt University, where he majored in English and was influenced by the Fugitives. His ... Continue Reading »
- Handy, William C.
- W. C. Handy, African American composer, bandleader, publisher, and "Father of the Blues," combined the contemporary ragtime and Latin rhythms he had encountered in vaudeville, minstrel shows, and exte... Continue Reading »
- Hankins, Cornelius Haly
- Born near Guntown, Itawamba County, Mississippi, Cornelius H. Hankins was the sixth of eight children of Reverend Edward Locke Hankins and Annie Mary McFadden Hankins. He contracted smallpox after his... Continue Reading »
- Harbison, William James
- Influential and respected Tennessee Supreme Court justice William J. Harbison was born in Columbia, the son of William Joshua Harbison and Eunice Elizabeth Kinzer Harbison. Harbison (B.A, magna cum la... Continue Reading »
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