FULTON, Richard Harmon

FULTON, Richard Harmon
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1927–2018

Biography

FULTON, Richard Harmon, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 27, 1927; graduated from the public schools of Nashville and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; served in the United States Navy in 1945 and 1946; member, State senate, 1958-1960; engaged in business and was a real estate broker; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and reelected to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1963, until his resignation August 14, 1975; mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., August 14, 1975, to October 5, 1987; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1978 and 1986 in the Tennessee gubernatorial primary; established private firm in governmental relations; died on November 28, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Nashville, TN
Papers: 1962-1975, 16 cubic feet. The collection of Richard Harmon Fulton include personal, business, and congressional papers, as well as correspondence, photographs and portraits.
Papers: In the Daniel May Papers, ca. 1890-1982, approximately 2,200 items. Other authors include Richard Harmon Fulton.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Richard H. Fulton, Democratic Representative from Tennessee. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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