Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Thomas Clark Rye

Marker ID: THC 4A 21
Location: Main St. & Church Ave., courthouse lawn, Camden, TN
County: Benton
Coordinates: N 36° 03.477    W 088° 05.799
  36.05795    -88.09665
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAAFG


Born June 2, 1863, in a log cabin about ½ mi. N., he studied law at Charlotte, later began practice at Camden. Attorney general of the 13th Judicial District, 1908 ~ 12, he was the last Tennessee governor to be elected by a convention. Inaugurated Jan. 17, 1915, serving two terms, he was later Chancellor of the 8th Division. He died Sept. 12, 1953, and is buried in Paris.