Former Nashville Mayor, Congressman Richard Fulton Dies at 91

Richard H. Fulton, the former Nashville mayor and congressman, died last night at 91, The Tennessean reports. Fulton began his service in the Tennessee State Senate in 1956 and was elected to U.S. Congress in 1962 after a memorable and contentious primary, in which the first results had to be tossed out and voted on again. An ardent supporter of civil rights, he was one of just seven Southern Democrats in the House out of 87 to vote for the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Fulton was the second mayor of Davidson County's metropolitan form of government, serving for 12 years from 1975 until 1987. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
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