From: "Candidate Profile from Congressional Quarterly: John Tanner", in "All Politics" section of CNN.com website (http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/1998/states/TN/H/08/john.tanner.html; viewed 1 December 2005):
John Tanner (D) of Union City
Incumbent - elected 1988
- Born: September 22, 1944, Halls.
- Education: U. of Tennessee, B.S., 1966, J.D., 1968.
- Military Service: Navy, 1968-72; National Guard, 1974-present.
- Occupation: Lawyer; businessman.
- Family: Wife, Betty Ann Portis; two children.
- Religion: Disciples of Christ.
- Political Career: Tenn. House, 1977-89