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Elmer Lewis EBLEN (1897- )

HOUSE, 66th General Assembly, 1929-31; representing Roane County; Republican. Born at Kingston, Roane County, Apr. 14, 1897; son of John Lewis and Julia (JOHNSTON) EBLEN. Attended rural schools and Roane County High School. Attended Cumberland University, Lebanon, Wilson County, receiving LL.B. degree, 1923. Married at Harriman, Roane County, Sept. 19, 1926, to Wilma Elizabeth SCOTT, daughter of Thomas R. and Lodean (BROWNLOW) SCOTT; children: Elmer Eugene and Bonnie Lodean. Has practiced law in Roane County with office at Kingston and at Harriman. County attorney four years; county judge, 1934-58; mayor of Harriman 1963-66; member Harriman Industrial Development Committee. Member Republican County Executive Committee; presidental elector, 1952, on Republican ticket of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon. Served as private in army, 1919, but details of service not found. Member official board of United Methodist Church, also lay leader and teacher of Sunday School class; Free and Accepted Masons; Indexpendent Order of Odd Fellows; Junior Order United American Mechanics. Office Address, 320 Roane, Harriman, and 142 Court, Kingston; residence R. 5, Harriman.

 Sources: Information supplied by self, Aug. 21, 1957; Rockwood Times, June 6, 1963; Tenn. Blue Book, 1965-66, p. 181; Tenn. Public Acts, 1929; Harriman, Kingston, Rockwood City Directory, 1964.

 From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.