The Info List - Nathan L. Bachman

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Nathan Lynn Bachman (August 2, 1878 – April 23, 1937) was a United States Senator from Tennessee
from 1933 until his death. He was a member of the Democratic Party.


1 Biography 2 The "Bachman Tubes" 3 See also 4 References

Biography[edit] Bachman was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He attended several colleges, including the former Southwestern Presbyterian University in Clarksville, Tennessee
(the predecessor institution to the current Rhodes College
in Memphis, Tennessee; the campus is the current setting of Austin Peay State University), Central University in Richmond, Kentucky
Richmond, Kentucky
(now merged with Centre College
in Danville, Kentucky), and Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University
in Lexington, Virginia. He then returned home, attending the former law school of the former University of Chattanooga (now the University of Tennessee
at Chattanooga) before actually graduating from the law school of the University of Virginia
University of Virginia
in 1903. He began the practice of law in Chattanooga that same year. Bachman was Chattanooga city attorney from 1906 to 1908 and circuit court judge from 1912 to 1918. In 1918 he became an Associate Justice of the Tennessee
Supreme Court, resigning in 1924 to run for the U.S. Senate. His 1924 campaign was unsuccessful and he returned to the practice of law. However, on February 28, 1933 Bachman was appointed to the United States Senate by governor of Tennessee
Hill McAlister
Hill McAlister
to the unexpired term of Senator Cordell Hull, who had resigned to accept the appointment of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
to the office of Secretary of State. In November, 1934, Bachman was elected to the balance of Hull's unexpired term. He completed the term to which Hull had been elected and was subsequently elected to a full term in his own right in 1936. He died in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
the next spring after having served less than four months of that term. His father was Dr. Jonathan W. Bachman, Confederate veteran and former pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga. Bachman was also an active Civitan.[1] The "Bachman Tubes"[edit] The Bachman Tubes are highway tunnels on U.S. Highway
41 through Missionary Ridge connecting Chattanooga with the adjacent town of East Ridge, which are named in his father's honor. See also[edit]

List of United States Congress
United States Congress
members who died in office (1900–49)


United States Congress. " Nathan L. Bachman (id: B000010)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 

^ Leonhart, James Chancellor (1962). The Fabulous Octogenarian. Baltimore Maryland: Redwood House, Inc. p. 277. 

U.S. Senate

Preceded by Cordell Hull U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Tennessee 1933–1937 Served alongside: Kenneth McKellar Succeeded by George L. Berry

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United States Senators from Tennessee

Class 1

Cocke A. Jackson Smith J. Anderson Campbell Eaton Grundy Foster Grundy Nicholson Foster Turney Jones Johnson Patterson Brownlow Johnson Key Bailey H. Jackson Whitthorne Bate Frazier Lea McKellar Gore Sr. Brock III Sasser Frist Corker

Class 2

Blount J. Anderson Cocke Smith Whiteside Campbell Wharton Williams A. Jackson White A. Anderson Jarnagin Bell Nicholson Fowler Cooper Harris Turley Carmack Taylor Sanders Webb Shields Tyson Brock I Hull Bachman Berry Stewart Kefauver Walters Bass Baker Gore Jr. Mathews Thompson Alexander

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Tennessee's delegation(s) to the 73rd–75th United States Congresses (ordered by seniority)

73rd Senate: K. McKellar • N. Bachman House: J. Byrns Sr. • W. Taylor • G. Browning • S. McReynolds • J. Cooper • E. H. Crump • J. Mitchell • C. Reece • C. Turner

74th Senate: K. McKellar • N. Bachman House: J. Byrns Sr. • W. Taylor • S. McReynolds • J. Cooper • J. Mitchell • C. Reece • C. Turner • W. Chandler • H. Pearson

75th Senate: K. McKellar • N. Bachman House: W. Taylor • S. McReynolds • J. Cooper • J. Mitchell • C. Reece • C. Turner • W. Chandler • H. Pearson • R. Atkinson

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 48709021 LCCN: n2008163351 US Congress: B000