John Tanner

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U.S. House (Tennessee 8)


Family: Wife: Betty Ann; 2 Children: Elizabeth Tanner Atkins, John Portis

Born: 09/22/1944 Halls, TN

Home: Union City, Tennessee

Religion: Disciples of Christ

Education: JD, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1968 BS, Business Administration, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1966

Profession: Tennessee National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel, 1974-2000 Lieutenant, United States Navy, 1968-1972 Owner Insurance Company Attorney, Elam Glasgow Tanner & Acree Law Firm

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1988-present Chief Deputy Whip, House Democratic Caucus, 109th and 110th Congress Representative, Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1976-1988 Tennessee House Committee on Commerce, Chair, 1987-1988

Congressional Membership: Chief Deputy Whip, House Democratic Caucus, 109th and 110th Congress Army Caucus, 108th Congress Co-founder, Blue Dog Coalition Executive Board, Congressional Arts Caucus, 108th Congress Congressional Fire Services Caucus, 108th Congress Congressional Internet Caucus, 108th Congress Steering Committee, Congressional Rural Health Care Caucus Congressional Soybean Caucus, 108th Congress Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus, 108th Congress Congressional Vietnam-Era Veterans Caucus, 108th Congress Congressional Wireless Caucus, 108th Congress Democratic Study Group House Wireless Caucus I-69 Caucus Mississippi River Caucus Vice-Chair, National Guard & Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization Vice Chair, Reserve Components Caucus, 108th Congress. Chair, United States Delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly

Organization Membership: Member, 32nd Degree Mason Member, American Legion Member, The Concord Coalition Elder, First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ Member, Masons Vice President, NATO Parliamentary Assembly Member, New Democrat Coalition Member, Obion County Bar Association Member, Obion County Chamber of Commerce Member, Obion County Cancer Society Member, Professional Advisory Board of ALSAC-Saint Jude Children?s Research Hospital Member, Union City Rotary Club


Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee on Europe

Subcommittee on Social Security

Subcommittee on Trade

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Ways and Means