FULTON, Richard Harmon, (1927 - )


"A Dozen Yellow Roses"/"Poor Little Paper Boy" record jacket (detail), 1967, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

FULTON, Richard Harmon, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 27, 1927; graduated from the public schools of Nashville and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; served in the United States Navy in 1945 and 1946; member, State senate, 1958-1960; engaged in business and was a real estate broker; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and reelected to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1963, until his resignation August 14, 1975; mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., August 14, 1975, to October 5, 1987; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1978 and 1986 in the Tennessee gubernatorial primary; established private firm in governmental relations; is a resident of Nashville, Tenn.