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
Bachman was born in Chattanooga,
Tennessee . He attended several
colleges , including the former Southwestern Presbyterian University
Tennessee (the predecessor institution to the current
College in Memphis,
Tennessee ; the campus is the current
Austin Peay State University
Austin Peay State University ), Central University in
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
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
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
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. 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 .
THE "BACHMAN TUBES"
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.
* List of
United States Congress
United States Congress members who died in office
* 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.
Cordell Hull U.S. SENATOR (CLASS 2) FROM TENNESSEE
Served alongside: KENNETH MCKELLAR Succeeded by
George L. Berry
United States Senators from
* A. Jackson
* J. Anderson
* H. Jackson
* Gore Sr.
* Brock III
* J. Anderson
* A. Jackson
* A. Anderson
* Brock I
* Gore Jr.
Tennessee 's delegation(s) to the 73rd–75th United States
Congresses (ordered by seniority)
SENATE : K. McKellar • N. Bachman
HOUSE : J. Byrns Sr. • W. Taylor • G. Browning • S.
McReynolds • J. Cooper •
E. H. Crump • J. Mitchell