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Livingston in Overton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Albert Houston Roberts

35th Governor of Tennessee

 

— 1919-1921 —

 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 4, 2020
1. Albert Houston Roberts Marker
Inscription.  Albert H. Roberts lived on this site from 1910 to 1920. This building, previously located on Main Street, was his law office. During Governor Roberts' administration, the General Assembly cast the decisive vote that made the women's suffrage amendment part of the United States Constitution. The Nineteenth Amendment passed the Tennessee General Assembly by one vote with Roberts' support. Governor Roberts died on June 25, 1946, and is buried in Good Hope Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 36.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsGovernment & PoliticsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
 
Location. 36° 23.193′ N, 85° 19.116′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Tennessee, in Overton County. Marker is at the intersection of East University Street and Roberts Street, on the left when traveling east on
Albert Houston Roberts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 4, 2020
2. Albert Houston Roberts Marker
East University Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 East University Street, Livingston TN 38570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Lester Raymond Flatt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Overton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Staff Sergeant Loval E. Ayers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Specialist 4 James T. Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Overton County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Overton County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Zollicoffer (approx. 2.9 miles away); Heart of Controversy (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
Gov. Albert H. Roberts (1919-1921) image. Click for full size.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
3. Gov. Albert H. Roberts (1919-1921)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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