MATHEWS, Harlan, (1927 - 2014)

Senate Years of Service: 1993-1994
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

MATHEWS, Harlan, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Sumiton, Walker County, Ala., January 17, 1927; attended the Alabama public schools; graduated, Jacksonville State College, Jacksonville, Ala., 1949; received graduate degree from Vanderbilt University 1950; received law degree from Nashville School of Law 1962; served on planning staff of Tennessee Governor Gordon Browning 1950-1954, budget staff of Governor Frank Clement 1954-1961; commissioner, Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration 1961-1971; senior vice president, Amcon International, Inc., Memphis 1971-1973; legislative assistant to state Comptroller William Snodgrass 1973-1974; elected state treasurer in 1974 and served until January, 1987; deputy to Governor Ned McWherter and secretary of state cabinet 1987-1993; appointed on December 29, 1992, effective January 2, 1993, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., and served from January 2, 1993, to December 1, 1994, when a duly elected successor qualified; not a candidate for election to the unexpired portion of the term; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Nashville, Tenn., until his death on May 9, 2014.