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Ray Blanton

American politician

Died when: 66 years 226 days (799 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

Ray Blanton

Leonard Ray Blanton (April 10, 1930 – November 22, 1996) was an American businessman and politician who served as Democratic Governor of Tennessee from 1975 to 1979.

He also served three terms in the U.S.House of Representatives, from 1967 to 1973.Though he initiated a number of government reforms and was instrumental in bringing foreign investment to Tennessee, his term as governor was marred by scandal, namely over the selling of pardons and liquor licenses.


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