Monday, April 04, 2011

Gov./Bro. NED R. McWHERTER Has Passed !

Gov./Bro. Ned R. McWherter of Dresden TN. has Passed !



Ned McWherter, a onetime factory worker who became a millionaire businessman and two-term Democratic governor after two decades as a legislator, died Monday afternoon. He was 80. Madelyn Pritchett, his longtime assistant, said McWherter died after a battle against cancer, at Centennial Hospital in Memphis where he had been taken Saturday. McWherter, of Dresden, was governor from 1987 to 1995, following 20 years in the Legislature — and 14 as House speaker. He also was political adviser to President Bill Clinton during his presidency.

On a personal note, Bro. McWherter was a member of Dresden Masonic Lodge#90 and was a 33` Degree Freemason ! In this writers opinion was one of the best Governors Tennessee ever had ! You will be sorely missed !

Thank You NED, for all that you did !

Dear Brethren : This is to advise you that Ill. Ned R. McWherter, 33 `, passed away on April 05, 2011. Brother McWerter joined the Scottish Rite in 1967. He was invested with the rank and decoration of KCCH in 1981, and coroneted an IGH in 1993. He was very active for many years working with his Lodge, Shrine, and the Memphis Scottish Rite. He served as Governor of the State of Tennessee and with the Scottish Rite Foundation. He will be missed by his Lodge, the Memphis Scottish Rite Bodies, Al Chymia Shrine, and everyone that knew him. Born: October 15, 1930 in Dresden, TN Blue Lodge: Dresden Lodge #090 in Dresden, TN Lodge: November 03, 1967 in Memphis, TN Chapter: November 04, 1967 in Memphis, TN Council: November 10, 1967 in Memphis, TN Consistory: November 11, 1967 in Memphis, TN KCCH: October 19, 1981 33o October 18, 1993 Passed Away April 04, 2011

In Deo Fiducia Nostra

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