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Tennessee State Museum
Record No:
94.111
Subject: McWherter, Ned Ray
Artist: Ward, Marion  
Date: 1994
Media: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: Frame 54 X 40
Location: TN State Museum
505 Deadrick Street.
Nashville, TN 37243
Web Contact: TN State Museum

History:

The subject is seated at the desk in the Govenor's office and he is turned to his left to face the viewer. This portrait was in excellent condition as of 1994.
Notes: Born in Palmersville in 1930, McWherter has been a farmer and a businessman, and is a retired captain in the National Guard after 21 years of service. He was elected to the state house in 1968, serving a record seven terms as speaker. In the house, he sponsored dthe campaign financial disclosure law and open meeting legislation. He was elected governor in 1986. His 21st Century School reform program provided for equalization of funding and high performance standards. His Tenncare plan replaced the Medicaid program and provided health care reforms. McWherter's administrations recruited new industry from other nations and provided for economic development in depressed areas. The Tennessee Blue Book

Categories: Portrait paintings; Men; Politicians; Governors.
   

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