MATHEWS, Harlan, (1927 - 2014)

Senate Years of Service: 1993-1994
Party: Democrat

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 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 until 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.