GORDON, Barton Jennings, (1949 - )


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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GORDON, Barton Jennings, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., January 24, 1949; graduated from Central High School, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1967; B.S., Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1971; J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tenn., 1973; United States Army, 1971-1972; lawyer, private practice; executive director, Tennessee state Democratic Party, 1979; chair, Tennessee state Democratic Party, 1981-1983; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-ninth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1985-January 3, 2011); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010; chair, Committee on Science and Technology (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses).