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Weekly 150: Ned McWherter

From a Sharecropper’s Shack to Governor’s Stately Mansion

By Jason Martin
Posted 5/10/22

Last week, as Weakley County and the City of Dresden celebrated the Iris Festival, my mind was drawn to the stories and successes of Ned Ray McWherter. Born the son of a sharecropper, McWherter was a prosperous businessman, Speaker of the House for the Tennessee Legislature and a two-term governor.

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