John S. Tanner

John S. Tanner ( born September 22, 1944 in Halls, Lauderdale County, Tennessee) is an American politician. Between 1989 and 2011 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Tanner attended until 1962, the Union City High School and then studied until 1968 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, among others, Jura. Between 1968 and 1972, Tanner served in the U.S. Navy; 1974 to 2000 he was a member of the National Guard of his home state. His main job was working as a lawyer. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1976 and 1986 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee.

In the congressional elections of 1988 Tanner in the eighth electoral district of Tennessee was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Ed Jones on January 3, 1989. After ten re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 2011 eleven legislative periods. These were characterized by the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 and the subsequent war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. In 2008, Tanner first supported Hillary Clinton in the presidential campaign of his party. Tanner was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee on Ways and Means, and in four sub-committees. From 2008 to 2010 he served as successor to the Portuguese José Lello chaired the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Already on 1 December 2009 John Tanner announced his renunciation of a reelection in 2010. The in his place by the Democrats nominated Roy Herron defeated Republican Stephen Fincher. Tanner is married and lives with his wife in Union City.