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Paris in Henry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Governor Thomas Clarke Rye

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
1. Governor Thomas Clarke Rye Marker
Inscription.  Tom C. Rye was born in Camden on June 2, 1863. He moved to Paris, Tennessee in 1902, where he was elected attorney general of the 13th Judicial District. Rye was governor of Tennessee, 1915-1919. He supported prohibition and the Ouster Law, which helped unseat Boss Crump as mayor of Memphis. Governor Rye established the first state highway department and the first state board of education. He was chancellor of the 8th Chancery Court for twenty years. Rye died on Sept. 12, 1953, and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 51.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 17.239′ N, 88° 19.551′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker is on Dunlap Street 0.1 miles south of West Dale Street, on the left
Governor Thomas Clarke Rye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
2. Governor Thomas Clarke Rye Marker
when traveling south. Marker is located near Maplewood Cemetery entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1216 Dunlap Street, Paris TN 38242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. E.W. Grove-Henry County High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); E. W. Grove High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gov. James D. Porter Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mandle/Harding House (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Henry County Courthouse / Henry County (approx. one mile away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Henry County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Clarke Rye. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry by the Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Thomas Clarke Rye (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Governor Thomas Clarke Rye image. Click for full size.
By P.M. Butler, 1937
3. Governor Thomas Clarke Rye
Courtesy Tennessee State Library and Archives
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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