Zach Wamp

Zachary Paul " Zach " Wamp ( born October 28, 1957 in Fort Benning, Georgia ) is an American politician. Between 1995 and 2011 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Zach Wamp attended the McCallie School until 1976 in Chattanooga. He then studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He then worked in the real estate industry. He also began a political career as a member of the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1994 he was in the third electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Democrat Marilyn Lloyd on January 3, 1995. After seven elections, which he won against John Wolfe in 2002 and 2004, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 2011 eight legislatures. These were shaped by the events of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 and the Iraq war. In Congress, Wamp was a member of the Appropriations Committee and in two of its subcommittees.

In 2010, Zach Wamp opted not to run again for Congress; Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for the post of governor of Tennessee. In the primary he lost the subsequent election winner Bill Haslam. With his wife, Kimberly, he has two children. The family lives in Chattanooga.