Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Albert Houston Roberts 35th Governor of Tennessee

Marker ID: THC 2D 36
Location: On W University St at Roberts St., Livingston, TN
County: Overton
Coordinates: N 36° 23.190    W 085° 19.120
  36.3865    -85.31866666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1WH4


Albert H. Roberts lived on this site from 1910 to 1920. This building, previously located on Main Street, was his law office. During Governor Robert's 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 Robert's support. Governor Roberts died on June 25, 1946, and is buried in Good Hope Cemetery.