Runyon, Frank J. ( 1928 - )

HOUSE, 85th and 86th General Assemblies, 1967-71; representing Montgomery, Houston, and Humphreys Counties in 85th, Montgomery alone in 86th; Democrat. Born at Clarksville, Montgomery County, Mar 18, 1928; son of Charles V. and Dorothy (Lardner) Runyon. Attended Howell Grammar School, Clarksville; Clarksville High School; received B.A. degree from University of Virginia, Charlottesville; LL.B. degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County; interim, attended Austin Peay State College, Clarksville, and Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA. Married, at Clarksville, Apr 3, 1961, to Sheila Bowman, of that city, daughter of Raymond McClure and Mary P. Bowman; children - Mary Neil, Frank J., III, Markley Preston, and Dorothy Donnelly. In practice of law at Clarksville. Enlisted in US Navy as seaman recruit in September of 1950; honorably discharged as a petty officer, First Class, in August, 1954; served aboard USS L.S.T. 32 and USS Sarasota. Member Roman Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus; sometime vice-president and treasurer, Kiwanis Club; American Legion; on boards of United Givers Fund and of Chamber of Commerce. Office (1969) 106-08 Glenn Bldg; residence 201 Cherokee Trail, Clarksville.

Sources: Information supplied by self, May 21, 1969; and by TN Legislative Council.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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