Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Jim Nance McCord

Marker ID: THC 3G 30
Location: Marshall County, in Lewisburg, on courthouse lawn
County: Marshall
Waymark: None


Born in Bedford County on March 17, 1879, Governor McCord had an active private career as a merchant, an auctioneer, and newspaper publisher. In public life he served as a Representative to the United States Congress, 1943-1945; Governor of Tennessee, 1945-1949; Commissioner of Conservation, 1952; and Member of the Constitutional Convention, 1953. He was elected to thirteen terms as Mayor of Lewisburg, Tennessee, 1916-1942. He died September 2, 1968.